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Jurgen Klopp calls on Liverpool to draw motivation from Premier League

Manager Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool side to use the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League and Champions League last season as motivation to challenge for both trophies in the new campaign. Liverpool won the League Cup and FA Cup last season, but were beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May and lost the league title to Manchester City by one point. “Both teams (Liverpool and City) play an incredibly high level and one thing makes the difference, like one goal in the Champions League final for instance,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s Community Shield game against Manchester City. “That is part of the deal. That can happen at the end of the season with the points tally. It didn’t turn me crazy and it didn’t turn the players crazy either...
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Takumi Minamino joins AS Monaco from Liverpool

French club AS Monaco on Tuesday announced the transfer of out-of-favour Liverpool player Takumi Minamino on a 4-year-deal. The 27-year-old Japan international scored 14 goals in 55 games overall for Liverpool after joining from Red Bull Salzburg. “It is a great joy for me to join AS Monaco. I am happy to be part of the Club’s project, which has just finished on the podium twice in a row and is one of the most recognized in an exciting championship,” Minamino was quoted as saying by Monaco’s official release. ようこそ、南野選手 ! Welcome @takumina0116 🇯🇵✍🏼#WelcomeTakumi pic.twitter.com/2kpTKrGFmC — AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) June 28, 2022 Minamino has already played 391 official matches since his debut (114 goals, 41 assists), including 48 in European competitions. A Japan international since 20...
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Haaland set for EPL debut for Manchester City at West Ham London

Erling Haaland’s English Premier League debut is set to come in an away match at West Ham when Manchester City opens its title defense at the Olympic Stadium. The schedule for the league’s 2022-23 season was released on Thursday, with Liverpool — the team widely expected to vie for the title with City again — starting away to promoted team Fulham. City plays its first game a day later. The first meeting between City and Liverpool is scheduled for the middle of October at Anfield, two weeks after City hosts Manchester United. Haaland is the headline signing to the league so far this offseason after joining from Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old striker’s first competitive home game for City should be at home to Bournemouth in the second round. Nottingham Forest was promoted via the Cham...
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EPL leader City recovers from CL exit to beat Newcastle 5-0

Manchester City moved on from the disappointment of its Champions League exit with a 5-0 rout of Newcastle that sent the defending Premier League champions three points clear of Liverpool at the top on Sunday. Raheem Sterling struck twice while Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden were also on target at the Etihad Stadium as City moved closer to a sixth title in 10 years with three games remaining. The performance and result were an emphatic response to the late semifinal collapse at Real Madrid on Wednesday that ended City’s bid for a first European Cup. It also took advantage of second-place Liverpool drawing 1-1 against Tottenham on Saturday. City claimed the lead in the 19th minute after a fine piece of vision from Ilkay Gündoğan, who clipped a fine ball across the box to pick out ...
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Conor Coady snatches stoppage-time equaliser for Wolves at Chelsea | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Conor Coady struck deep into time added on to snatch a 2-2 draw for Wolverhampton Wanderers away at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, as the Londoners' prospective new owners looked on from the Stamford Bridge stands. Coady headed home a cross from substitute Chiquinho in almost the last action of the game. FT | #CHE 2-2 #WOLA late rally at @ChelseaFC and we take a point back to Molineux 🙌 #CHEWOL 🐺⏱ https://t.co/GYFtupBkap— Wolves (@Wolves) 1651939323000Wolves had trailed for much of the game after Chelsea's out-of-form striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice in two second-half minutes. Lukaku, who had not scored in the league since December, claimed his first from the penalty spot in the 56th minute after a lengthy VAR check concluded he had been fouled by Romain Saiss jus...
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Liverpool win derby, dump Everton into EPL relegation zone

Staying in the slipstream of Manchester City in the Premier League title race wasn’t Liverpool’s only cause for celebration following victory in another fast and furious Merseyside derby. Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday also dumped Everton into the relegation zone, leaving its neighbor’s 68-year stay in England’s top flight in major doubt with a month left of the season. Second-half goals by Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi were enough for Liverpool in a match that ended with the jubilant home fans singing “Going down, going down” to their rivals from across Stanley Park. Completing a dismal day for Everton was relegation rival Burnley winning a second straight game since firing its long-serving manager Sean Dyche, 1-0 at home to Wolverhampton. ☝️ step closer #LIVEVE pic.twit...
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Premier League: Fine margins as Man City, Liverpool wade into title-race finale

The final international break is over. The remaining games are right there in front of them. The starting gun is about to be fired on another sprint to the line between Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League. Saturday marks the beginning of a six-week fight for the title between two teams that have dominated English soccer over the past five years and set a new bar when it comes to what’s required to win the league. And here they are again, back as the top two and separated by just one point with nine matches to go — one of which sees them face each other in what could be the defining match of the season. City, the defending champion, holds the lead — as it has done since the end of December — but an advantage that was as large as 14 points in mid-January, when Liverpoo...
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Man City, Palace into FA Cup semis; Leicester wins in EPL

Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals for the fourth straight season thanks to a flurry of second-half goals in a 4-1 win over Southampton on Sunday. Crystal Palace was also a big winner in the quarterfinals, easing past Everton 4-0 to join a lineup for the last four that already contained Chelsea. Either second-tier Nottingham Forest or Liverpool will complete the teams in the semifinals. They meet at Forest’s City Ground later Sunday. It was shaping up to be another frustrating match for City against Southampton, which has drawn twice with Pep Guardiola’s team in the Premier League this season. Next stop: Wembley 🏟 Following a closely fought first half, @ManCity broke through a resilient @SouthamptonFC to book their place in the #EmiratesFACup semi-finals for the 4️⃣th time i...
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EPL: Havertz gives Chelsea moment of joy after turbulent week, Everton in trouble

A week of unprecedented turmoil for Chelsea ended with a moment of joy. In a game that came to symbolize the Premier League’s connections to so-called “sportswashing” by unsavory owners, Kai Havertz netted an 89th-minute winner to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday. Havertz used an exquisite first touch to control a cross into the box and then slotted a calm finish into the net to set off wild celebrations among the capacity crowd at Stamford Bridge. It may be some time before Chelsea plays in front of a sold-out home stadium again after the UK government imposed sanctions on Russian owner Roman Abramovich, but the uncertainty surrounding the club’s future has so far not had an effect on the field. FULL-TIME Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle Kai Havertz bags ...
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EPL takes games off Russian TV over Ukraine war

The English Premier League will disappear from Russian TV after suspending its deal with its state-owned broadcast partner after the invasion of Ukraine. Clubs agreed at a meeting in London on Tuesday to cancel the rights deal with Sberbank-owned Rambler that was due to run until the end of the season. No decision has been taken yet on whether to annul the new rights contract from next season with Match, which is owned by state energy giant Gazprom. The league used matches last weekend to show solidarity toward Ukraine, where Russia has been at war for two weeks. The blue and yellow of Ukraine’s flag was displayed across stadiums in England’s top division. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)...
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Premier League captains to wear Ukraine armbands in show of support | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Premier League captains will wear armbands in Ukraine's national colours this weekend to show support for the war-torn country after Russia's invasion. All 20 skippers in the English top flight will don the yellow and blue armbands for this round of fixtures. Fans will be encouraged to join players, managers, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity before kick-off. The large screens at grounds will display "Football Stands Together" against a yellow and blue backdrop. The words will also be shown on LED perimeter boards during games, which start with Leicester against Leeds at 1230 GMT on Saturday through to Monday's fixture between Tottenham and Everton. At Sunday's League Cup final, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Liverpool skipper Jordan ...
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Leeds fires manager Bielsa to try to stay in Premier League

Marcelo Bielsa was fired as Leeds manager on Sunday after another heavy loss dropped the team to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone. If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe and get Sandeep Dwivedi’s newsletter straight in your inbox “I have to act in the best interest of the club and I believe a change is required now in order to secure our Premier League status,” Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani said. “Recent results and performances have not met our expectations.” Leeds said it aims to announce the Argentine coach’s successor on Monday. A 4-0 loss at home to Tottenham came at the end of a seven-day stretch in which Leeds was also defeated 4-2 by Manchester United and thrashed 6-0 at Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/HlwvNSUExb — Leeds United (@LUFC) February 27,...
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Trippier out for Newcastle with broken foot

Kieran Trippier must take a break from his fast start to life at Newcastle after sustaining a broken left foot. Scans showed the England full back fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, Newcastle said Monday. 🤕 Kieran Trippier is set to be sidelined for #NUFC's upcoming fixtures after fracturing a bone in his foot during yesterday's win over Aston Villa. Wishing you a speedy recovery, @trippier2. ⚫️⚪️ — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 14, 2022 The northeast club didn’t give an exact timeframe for Trippier’s absence, only saying he “will be sidelined for the club’s upcoming fixtures.” Trippier, one of five January signings by the club, which has recently come under Saudi ownership, scored the winner from a direct free kick against Villa...
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Premier League: Brentford end run of defeats in dull stalemate with Crystal Palace

Brentford ended their long losing run in the Premier League on the day new signing Christian Eriksen was introduced to the fans but a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday did little to soothe the club’s relegation jitters. A dreadfully dull game was crying out for the watching Dane’s flair as defences ruled the day and the two teams cancelled each other out. Brentford, who have dropped too close for comfort to the bottom three after five successive defeats from an admittedly tough run of fixtures, had marginally the better opportunities to break the deadlock. Bryan Mbeumo went close in the first half but could not poke his shot past Palace keeper Vicente Guaita who also saved after the break from Pontus Jansson. There was an anxious moment for Brentford in stoppage time when ...
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South Korea reach 10th straight World Cup finals | Football News – Times of India

DUBAI: South Korea beat Syria 2-0 in Dubai on Tuesday to reach their 10th straight World Cup finals. The Koreans, who have appeared at every finals since Mexico in 1986 and came fourth when they co-hosted the tournament in 2002, go to Qatar alongside Iran, who had already clinched a place from Asia's preliminary Group A. Even without injured English Premier League star Son Heung-Min, Paulo Bento's side dominated the game but they did come close to scoring until forward Cho Gue Sung's shot from close in went wide in the 43rd minute. Two minutes later, Cho, who got the winning goal in the last match against Lebanon, headed the ball against the post. Kim Jin-Su opened the scoring with a 54th minute shot that gave Syrian goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma no chance. Kwon Chang-Hoon shot from outside t...
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Everton hires Lampard for 2nd shot as Premier League manager

Frank Lampard will get another shot as a Premier League manager after being hired by Everton on Monday. Lampard replaces Rafa Benitez, who was fired two weeks ago, and is tasked with reversing Everton’s slide toward the relegation zone. The club, which has been in English soccer’s top division since 1954, is 16th in the 20-team league and just four points above the bottom three. The 43-year-old Lampard was fired as Chelsea manager one year ago after 18 months in charge of the club for which he starred as a player. Chelsea had brought back its midfield great and record scorer as manager in 2019, even though Lampard had only a single season’s experience in management in the second division with Derby. ✍️ | Everton Football Club can confirm the appointment of Frank Lampard as the Club’s n...
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Watford fires Ranieri after falling into EPL relegation zone

Claudio Ranieri was fired by Watford on Monday after 3 1/2 months in charge of the Premier League team that has just slipped into the relegation zone. Watford won two of its 13 league matches under the 70-year-old Ranieri. A 3-0 home loss to Norwich dropped Watford into the bottom three for the first time this season. Watford is looking for its third permanent manager of the season, having already fired Xisco Munoz, and its 16th in the last 10 years. Watford was the 18th different club in Ranieri’s long coaching career which reached its peak in 2016 when he guided Leicester to an improbable Premier League title. Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Claudio Ranieri. The Hornets' Board recognises Claudio as a man of great integrity and honour, who will always be res...
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EPL: Chelsea beat Tottenham, Liverpool down Palace, Arsenal draw

Once Hakim Ziyech’s curling, dipping strike landed in the Tottenham goal, Chelsea never looked back. Sure, it took until two minutes into the second half to break the deadlock. But the space gifted for Thiago Silva’s header in the 55th minute to seal a 2-0 win on Sunday was a snapshot of this most lopsided of London rivalries. Chelsea should never have doubted its four-match winless run in the Premier League would end on Sunday. Not even with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte going nine league matches unbeaten at the start of his Tottenham reign before the visit to Stamford Bridge. 💪 @ChelseaFC have the bragging rights 🔵 #CHETOT ⚪ pic.twitter.com/r6GMOGZOpg — Premier League (@premierleague) January 23, 2022 It’s now 33 wins for Chelsea against Tottenham in the Premier League era — m...
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Liverpool find scoring backups to beat Brentford 3-0 in EPL

Liverpool found the goalscoring alternatives needed in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as their stand-ins stepped up in a 3-0 Premier League win over Brentford on Sunday. Midfielder Fabinho proved an unlikely solution with his third goal in eight days with the opener just before halftime. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and substitute Takumi Minamino netted in the second half. A 0-0 draw against 10-man Arsenal in the League Cup on Thursday had raised questions about how Jürgen Klopp’s side would cope while Salah and Mane remain at the African Cup of Nations, but this result offered more hope for the coming weeks. With a first clean sheet in five league matches and a first league win since mid-December, Liverpool moved above Chelsea in second place but 11 points behind Manchester Ci...
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City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday. “To try not to believe what other people are going to say.” With City holding a 13-point lead, it’s hardly surprising that people have already basically handed Guardiola’s relentless team a sixth title in 11 seasons. A classy Kevin De Bruyne finish makes it 12 #PL wins in a row for Man City#MCICHE pic.twitter.com/Nu4U52Maoy — Premier League (@premierleague) January 15, 2022 After all, the defending champions are on a 12-match winning run in the league after Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant curling strike in the 70t...