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Manchester City face Arsenal showdown, Liverpool eye revenge in FA Cup | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester City and Arsenal take a break from an intense Premier League title race this weekend -- only to face each other in a heavyweight FA Cup clash at the Etihad.Holders Liverpool will look to avenge their chastening recent defeat at Brighton, while Harry Kane could become Tottenham's all-time top scorer.AFP Sport picks out some of the highlights ahead of this weekend's FA Cup fourth-round ties.Unexpectedly trailing in Arsenal's wake in the Premier League, Manchester City have the chance to slow the leaders' momentum in their first meeting this season.City are five points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand, but the champions still have to play the Gunners twice in the league, making their FA Cup showdown a tantalising appetiser ahead of the main course.Arsenal are ridi...
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Arsenal beats Tottenham 2-0 to stretch EPL lead to 8 points

Arsenal extended its Premier League lead to eight points with a 2-0 win at Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday that was helped by an own-goal by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Lloris turned a cross from Bukayo Saka into his own net in the 14th minute to hand Arsenal the lead and Martin Odegaard doubled the advantage with a low shot from distance in the 36th as the visitors totally dominated the first half against a lackluster Spurs side. Only two good saves from Lloris and the woodwork prevented Arsenal from taking an even bigger lead, with Thomas Partey smashing a long-distance volley against the post in the 24th. Tottenham improved after the break but Aaron Ramsdale made a number of saves to keep the hosts at bay and strengthen the belief that this could be a special season for Ars...
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Arsene Wenger to help with Indian football’s grassroots programmes | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Arsenal manager and world governing body FIFA's current chief of global football development, Arsene Wenger will play a role in Indian football's grassroots programmes and talent development.During the World Cup in Doha, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey had held deliberations with Wenger and other senior officials of the FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding youth development projects in India."We have had extensive discussions with FIFA development team. Arsene Wenger is head of FIFA Task Force and they will help us in grassroots programme. Coaches from Wenger's team would come," Chaubey said after unveiling its 'Vision 2047' roadmap."About football budget cut, we have got lot of help from government and ministry and we hav...
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Arsenal could reach 100 points, says Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned that Arsenal will be tough to catch in the Premier League title race and that 100 points could be required to retain their crown.Arsenal, managed by Guardiola's former assistant Mikel Arteta, could have moved 10 points clear of the champions on Tuesday but drew 0-0 at home to Newcastle United.City, who were held by Everton on New Year's Eve, can close the gap to five if they win at Chelsea on Thursday and Guardiola says his side can ill-afford many more slip-ups if they are to claim a fifth title in six years."The way you have to reduce the gap is play good and win games," Guardiola told a news conference on Wednesday."It's not for the fact. (Arsenal) have an average that they will do more than 100 points the way they have don...
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EPL: Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City slipped off the pace in their bid to catch up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton in their final match of the year.Erling Haaland made a positive start for Pep Guardiola's men when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez's pass to tap home his 21st league goal of the season.After a number of stoppages early in the second half, with one taking over six minutes as the assistant referee's communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the visitors.The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a rare counter-attack before cutting inside and unleashing a curling effort from the edge of the box which left City goalkeeper Ederson beaten.The result left second-placed City four points behind Arsenal hav...
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EPL: Arsenal look real deal, Newcastle relentless and Tottenham fickle as battle resumes | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: After an unprecedented mid-season shutdown because of the Qatar World Cup, the Premier League burst back to life over the festive holiday with a bumper fixture package.The 44-day stoppage allowed top-flight managers time to gather their thoughts while those players not involved in Qatar could re-charge their batteries.Monday's resumption was also a chance for those jostling at the top of the table to lay down a marker and for the strugglers to enjoy a fresh start.But what did we learn so far from an absorbing holiday programme that concludes later on Wednesday with champions Manchester City taking on Leeds United?ARSENAL BEGIN WHERE THEY LEFT OFFWhen Mikel Arteta's table toppers went behind early on against struggling West Ham United there were mutterings around the Emirates Sta...
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Manchester City beat Chelsea as Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur crash out of League Cup | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City increased the pressure on Graham Potter with a 2-0 win over Chelsea to progress to the last-16 of the League Cup on Wednesday as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur crashed out. The Gunners were beaten 3-1 at home by Brighton, while Spurs laboured to a 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest despite starting Harry Kane. Holders Liverpool also survived a scare as they needed penalties to see off League One Derby after a 0-0 draw at Anfield. City won the battle of two much-changed sides at the Etihad as two goals in five second-half minutes from Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez put Pep Guardiola's men through to the next round. Mahrez curled in a brilliant free-kick from the edge of the box to break the deadlock after a tight first 45 minutes. Alvarez then made the most of an...
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Rashford header enough to earn Manchester United battling win over West Ham

A first-half header from Marcus Rashford, his 100th goal for Manchester United in all competitions, was enough to earn his side a 1-0 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. After making a slow start to the match, United burst into life in the 38th minute when Rashford powered a bullet header into the net on the end of Christian Eriksen’s sublime cross to give the home side the lead. Veteran forward Cristiano Ronaldo, making just his third league start of the season, wasted a golden chance to double United’s lead early in the second half, firing wide from a good position, before West Ham upped the ante. The visitors piled on the pressure as the match wore on, but found United goalkeeper David de Gea in inspired form, twice called into action to deny West Ham substi...
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European game is not sustainable, says Super League backer

Bernd Reichart, CEO of the company backing a proposed Super League, said on Wednesday that European football is losing its leading role in world sport and that clubs are not maximising their potential under the current system. Reichart highlighted a report published in May by data and analytics platform Football Benchmark, which said only five of Europe’s top 32 clubs recorded a profit in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were amongst 12 clubs to announce a breakaway Super League in April 2021 but after a hostile reaction from across the game and from fans and governments alike the move promptly collapsed. All six English clubs plus Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid withdrew but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have continued to push the ide...
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Arsenal’s Zinchenko, Martinelli doubts for PSV match

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will make a late call on the availability of left back Oleksandr Zinchenko and forward Gabriel Martinelli after both players missed training before Thursday’s Europa League game against PSV Eindhoven. Zinchenko has not featured since the win over Tottenham Hotspur at the start of this month but Arteta did not rule him out of Thursday’s match, allaying fears he would not play again before the Nov. 14-Dec. 25 break for the World Cup. The 25-year-old, who moved to Arsenal from Manchester City in the close season, made a strong start to the campaign before being hampered by the calf injury which has restricted him to six appearances in all competitions so far. 💬 "In Europe when you have the chance to take advantage, you have to do it." ◾️ The importance of topp...
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Europa League: Manchester United and Arsenal scrape wins as Real Sociedad claim top-two spot | Football News – Times of India

GDANSK (Poland): Manchester United's Scott McTominay managed a last-gasp strike to spare his team's blushes as they claimed a 1-0 victory at home to Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal also earned a 1-0 win at Bodo/Glimt with a Bukayo Saka goal to make it three Europa League victories in a row as they took another step towards securing top spot in Group A. United had 34 shots and dominated possession in the Group E encounter but only just managed to snatch the points. In the other game in their group, Real Sociedad became the second LaLiga side to secure a top-two spot as goals from Alexander Sorloth, Diego Rico and substitute Roberto Navarro secured a 3-0 home win against Sheriff. Real Betis, Fenerbahce, Rennes and Freiburg all secured top-two finishes, which guara...
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EPL: Saka spot kick seals 3-2 win for Arsenal over Liverpool | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka scored twice, including a late winning penalty, as the hosts beat Liverpool 3-2 in a pulsating Premier League clash to send the Gunners back to the top of the table at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal opened the scoring after 58 seconds, Gabriel Martinelli sweeping home a perfect pass from captain Martin Odegaard, but Liverpool grew into the game and Darwin Nunez levelled in the 34th minute. There was a lengthy break midway through the first half as Trent Alexander-Arnold received treatment for an ankle injury sustained in a tangle with Martinelli, and the England defender had to be replaced by Joe Gomez at halftime. By then Arsenal were back in front, sweeping forward on the counter-attack as Martinelli turned provider, whipping the ball across...
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EPL: Arsenal stay top with derby win as Tottenham self-destruct | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Arsenal meted out their usual punishment to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium with goals by Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka sealing a 3-1 win to keep them top of the Premier League on Saturday. Harry Kane's leveller for Tottenham saw him set yet more scoring records, but his side self-destructed after halftime as their 12-year wait for a league win in the fixture continued. As it happened: Arsenal vs Tottenham HotspurMikel Arteta's Arsenal have now won seven of their opening eight games and lead the standings by four points with second-placed Manchester City facing Man Utd on Sunday. An absorbing derby with top-spot up for grabs was evenly poised after Partey's sublime 20th minute opener was cancelled out by Kane's penalty just past the ...
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Arsenal’s Smith Rowe sidelined until December after groin surgery

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has undergone surgery on a troublesome groin injury and will not return to training until at least December, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday. The 22-year-old, who had a breakout campaign last season with 10 league goals, has had limited game time this season with only four substitute appearances, his last match coming against Manchester United at the start of the month. “Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin,” Arsenal said in a statement. Back stronger, Emile ❤️ — Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 29, 2022 “This successful surgery took place in London ...
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While You Were Asleep: Surrey lift the County Championship title, Arsenal and Real Madrid qualify for Women’s Champions League group stage

Surrey finished their 2022 County Championship with a resounding defeat of an innings and 130 runs by the hands of Lancashire but got to lift the trophy at the end of it, having already gained lead over their final competitors as well as the others in Division One. The #LVCountyChamp belongs to @surreycricket 🏆 pic.twitter.com/qgUaMJn0Fh — LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) September 28, 2022 In their 14 games, Surrey had registered eight wins and five draws before being handed their sole defeat of the season. This was the 21st title for the cricket club that has also shared one title (with Lancashire in 1950). Lancashire finished second in the points tally with 225 points owing to seven wins, six draws and one defeat. Just one point behind them was Hampshire with nine wi...
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Hector Bellerin calf issue adds to Barcelona injury worries | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Barcelona's injury problems worsened after defender Hector Bellerin suffered a calf problem in training on Tuesday. The club said in a statement they would examine the injury on Wednesday, with Bellerin potentially joining several other players on the sidelines. During the international break Barcelona have lost Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong with thigh and hamstring injuries. Uruguayan defender Araujo faces the longest absence after deciding to undergo surgery on a torn thigh muscle on Wednesday. He is poised to miss the World Cup and could be out for up to three months. Bellerin joined in the summer from Arsenal on a one-year deal and is the only natural right-back at the club. If his injury causes him to miss Saturday's clash with Real Mallo...
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Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven game postponed due to national mourning of Queen | Football News – Times of India

Thursday's Europa League group game between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed due to the lack of adequate security personnel following the death of Queen Elizabeth, UEFA said on Monday. "This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," UEFA said. UEFA added that a new date will be communicated in due course. This Thursday's #UEL match between Arsenal and PSV has been postponed. A new date for the fixture will be communica… https://t.co/iw6VZw1DMa— UEFA (@UEFA) 1662985973000The Queen died aged 96 last week, which led to a raft of postponements across different sports in Britain over the weekend, including Premier League and English Football Le...
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Rashford double as Man United end Arsenal’s 100% start

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United made it four wins in a row and ended Arsenal’s perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday. Gabriel Martinelli looked to have given Arsenal a 12th- minute lead after finishing off a swift break but the effort was disallowed following a VAR review. Martinelli forced two saves out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors began to dominate but it was the home side who drew first blood through debutant Antony. The Brazilian winger, signed from Ajax last week, was found on the right by Rashford and coolly drifted a shot into the far bottom corner. Marcus Rashford's double secures a fourth win in four matches for @ManUtd ✨#MUNARS pic.twitter.com/bpDQpht0Dk — Premier League (@premierleague) Sept...
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Manchester United vs Arsenal: Rashford double as Manchester United end Arsenal’s 100% start in Premier League | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Marcus Rashford struck twice as Manchester United made it four wins in a row and ended Arsenal's perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday. A high-tempo, top quality game was decided by two Rashford goals on the break after Bukayo Saka had cancelled out United debutant Antony's opener. Arsenal remained top of the table on 15 points thanks to their opening five wins and while they will be disappointed to have ended that run, this was far from the kind of meek loss against Big Six opponents they have produced in the recent past. United look to have found their belief again after starting the campaign with dreadful defeats by Brighton and Brentford and Dutch coach Erik ten Hag's approach is bringing results. Antony was han...
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Arteta happy with Arsenal’s squad depth after ‘phenomenal’ transfer window

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is happy with the squad depth following the club’s business in the transfer window but said that they failed in their attempt to sign a midfielder on deadline day after injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny. Arsenal signed five players, including Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, but did not succeed in their late attempt to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa, who reportedly rejected three offers for the Brazil midfielder. The London club had as many as 37 players leave, including high-profile players such as Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe. “We had a lot of things still to do with squad. Look at the departures compared to what we’ve recruited. The club has done a phenomenal job to bring players with the profiles we wante...