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Guardiola provides Aguero fitness update ahead of Man City’s FA Cup clash at Swansea
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Guardiola provides Aguero fitness update ahead of Man City’s FA Cup clash at Swansea

The Argentinian striker has stepped up his recovery after injuries and illness have seriously hampered his season Sergio Aguero has stepped up his recovery but will not be ready to face Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night. The Manchester City striker returned to training this week and has begun working with the first team after recovering from coronavirus. But the 32-year-old has not started a match since October and needs to recover his fitness before he will be back in the side.
Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship
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Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship

The Ghanaian and the Jack Army added three more points to their tally despite a goal from the player of Nigerian descent on Saturday Andre Ayew and Swansea City boosted their Premier League quests with a 3-1 Championship win over Rotherham United whose consolation came from Nigerian forward Freddie Ladapo. The three points see the Jack Army hold second position on the league table, an automatic promotion spot, while the matchday opponents take place in the relegation zone. Ayew, yellow carded in the ninth minute, saw 90 minutes of action, continuing his ever-presence in the Swansea set-up while England-born Ladapo came on at half-time for Rotherham. It was the Ghanaian's 25th league outing of the season, having started in all but one of the games and registered eight goals. &nb...
James ‘frustrated’ over a lack of minutes at Man Utd but unlikely to get a loan move, says Giggs
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James ‘frustrated’ over a lack of minutes at Man Utd but unlikely to get a loan move, says Giggs

The Wales boss has expressed his sympathy towards a winger who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford in recent times Ryan Giggs says Daniel James is "frustrated" over a lack of regular minutes at Manchester United, but thinks it's unlikely he will be granted a loan move this month. James completed a dream move to United in the summer of 2019 after rising through the ranks at Swansea City. The Red Devils invested £15 million ($21m) in the winger's talents and handed him a five-year contract, but some questions were raised over whether he would be able to make the step up from the Championship to one of the world's biggest clubs.  
Swansea City confirm loan signing of USMNT forward Morris from Seattle Sounders
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Swansea City confirm loan signing of USMNT forward Morris from Seattle Sounders

The 26-year-old will join the Swans on a temporary basis, with the Championship club holding an option to purchase Swansea City have announced the signing of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris on loan for the remainder of the season. The Championship side will have an option to purchase the 26-year-old at the end of the current campaign. Morris signed with the Sounders prior to the 2016 season and has gone on to become one of the best attacking players in MLS.
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.
Swansea City stay positive on Andre Ayew ahead of Sheffield Wednesday showdown
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Swansea City stay positive on Andre Ayew ahead of Sheffield Wednesday showdown

The Jack Army boss shares the latest update on the fitness of the Ghana captain ahead of midweek's Championship fixture Swansea City are looking to have Andre Ayew back in action on Wednesday following a brief time in the treatment room. The Ghana international sustained a hamstring injury while out on international duty in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, forcing him out of the club's Championship clash with Rotherham United on Saturday. The Jack Army are set to host Sheffield Wednesday in matchweek 13 tie at Liberty Stadium in midweek.
Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance
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Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance

The Jack Army boss reflects on Tuesday's Championship fixture at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is delighted by Andre Ayew's effort to help the club snatch a 1-1 draw in their English Championship encounter with Coventry City on Tuesday. In his first match after becoming a club centurion on Saturday, the Ghana international netted a 41st-minute goal to draw his side level after Jordan Shipley gave the home side a 19th-minute lead. Swansea came into the game on the back of a surprising 2-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town, a match in which the 30-year-old capped his 100th appearance for the Jack Army with their consolation goal.
Chelsea midfielder Gallagher undergoes Crystal Palace medical
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Chelsea midfielder Gallagher undergoes Crystal Palace medical

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has completed a medical at Crystal Palace. Multiple outlets in the UK have claimed Gallagher will pen a new contract with the Blues before joining their Premier League rivals. The 20-year-old was impressive on loan at Charlton and Swansea City last season. Gallagher featured in the 1-1 friendly draw with Brighton at the AMEX. Roy Hodgson will be delighted with Gallagher's signing, having already recruited talented midfielder Eberechi Eze from QPR last week.
Man Utd star James admits throwing phone when Leeds transfer fell through
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Man Utd star James admits throwing phone when Leeds transfer fell through

The Welsh winger was left angry after missing out on a move to the Whites prior to his arrival at the Theatre of Dreams Manchester United attacker Daniel James revealed his anger when a move from Swansea City to Leeds United fell through in "crazy" fashion last year. James, 22, was on the verge of joining Leeds in January 2019, just months before his switch to Old Trafford . The 10-time Wales international said he had agreed to head to Leeds before the move fell through as the window closed.
Salah Sets New Personal Best With Goal Against United
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Salah Sets New Personal Best With Goal Against United

Thanks to his heroics in the Reds’ taming of the Red Devils at Anfield, the Egyptian has now scored against 23 different teams he has faced If you thought Mohamed Salah was done breaking record, you were wrong. The Egyptian set a new personal best against Manchester United on Sunday, with the forward now scoring against 23 out of 24 teams he has faced more than once in the Premier League. 23/24 – As a Liverpool player, Mohamed Salah has now scored against 23 of the 24 Premier League teams he has faced more than once in the competition, only failing to do so versus Swansea City. Array. With Liverpool leading by a lone goal, Salah stabbed home the second after surging clear from a corner and holding off Daniel James to beat De Gea. Salah has only failed to score against Swansea Cit...
Chelsea Confirm Deal For 19-year-old Defender
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Chelsea Confirm Deal For 19-year-old Defender

Chelsea have confirmed that 19-year-old defender, Marc Guehi left the club on Friday to join Championship club, Swansea City on loan until the end of the season. Guehi made his senior Chelsea debut in their Carabao Cup win over GrimsbyTown last September. The Blues made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Friday. The statement reads: “Marc Guehi has today completed a loan move to Swansea City for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. “The defender, 19, made his senior Blues debut in our big Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town back in September, playing alongside Kurt Zouma at centre-back, before a further cup outing in the next round against Manchester United. “He has also represented England Under-21s this campaign and recently signed a new lo...
Swansea City sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan
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Swansea City sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan

Swansea City have signed Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season. Brewster, 19, came on as a substitute in Liverpool's FA Cup third-round win over Everton on Sunday. Swansea wanted a forward to replace Sam Surridge, who was recalled from a loan spell at the Liberty Stadium by Bournemouth last week. "I'm very excited to be part of this," Brewster said. "I couldn't wait to get here and get started, to be honest." Swans boss Steve Cooper is an admirer of Brewster and worked with him during his time as England Under-17 coach. Brewster finished as top scorer as Cooper's team won the 2017 Under-17 World Cup. The England Under-21 international is likely to make his Swans debut in Sunday's south Wales derby at Cardiff City. Brewster made his first...
Andre Ayew’s double inspires Swansea City’s comeback win over Northampton Town
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Andre Ayew’s double inspires Swansea City’s comeback win over Northampton Town

The Ghana captain came off the bench to score two second half goals as the Swans advanced to the next round of the League Cup Andre Ayew marked his Swansea City return in style with a brace in their 3-1 comeback win over League Two club Northampton Town in the first round of the League Cup. Ayew was introduced after the hour-mark to make his first appearance in Swansea’s shirt since May 2018. The Liberty Stadium outfit found themselves behind in the 61st minute after Matthew Warburton opened the scoring for the visitors.
Swansea City struggling to offload Andre Ayew
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Swansea City struggling to offload Andre Ayew

Championship club Swansea City are struggling to take Andre Ayew off their books ahead of the new season. Fanatik via Sport Witness claim that no clubs are showing interest in signing the Ghana international who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce. After scoring five goals in the Turkish Super Lig last season, Ayew has returned to the Liberty Stadium where he is tied to until June 2021.
Lampard has asked me to wear Chelsea No. 9 shirt – Abraham
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Lampard has asked me to wear Chelsea No. 9 shirt – Abraham

The 21-year-old appears set to stay with the Blues this season after spending the last three campaigns out on loan Tammy Abraham appears ready to play a big role at Chelsea this season, with the striker revealing that manager Frank Lampard has asked him to take the No. 9 shirt. Abraham scored in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, as he continues to build a case that he should be involved with the Blues in 2019-20. The 21-year-old has spent the past three seasons out on loan, playing for Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, with his 25 league goals last season helping the Villans secure promotion to the Premier League.
Nigerian Striker Tammy Abraham Joins Chelsea Training Ahead Of Barcelona Friendly
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Nigerian Striker Tammy Abraham Joins Chelsea Training Ahead Of Barcelona Friendly

Chelsea have been handed a boost ahead of their pre-season friendly against Barcelona, after Tammy Abraham returned to training. Abraham’s return to training, will give manager Frank Lampard a chance to assess the striker, before deciding his future at Stamford Bridge. Lampard revealed the player did not feature in the 1-0 defeat to Kawasaki Frontale last week, because he was suffering from tonsillitis. However, Abraham trained with the rest of the squad, as seen in the pictures published by Chelsea on their official website. The one-time Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) target has spent three successive seasons on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. After the Barcelona game, the Blues will meet Reading (July 28), RB Salzburg (July 31) and Borussia Moncheng...
Mata expects big things from James and Wan-Bissaka
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Mata expects big things from James and Wan-Bissaka

The Red Devils have added the pair of 21-year-olds and the elder statesman praised them and four other young homegrown players New signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are eager to prove themselves and have a big part to play at Manchester United, according to midfielder Juan Mata. Following the disappointment of finishing sixth in the Premier League last season, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has focused on bringing in young, British talent in the transfer market, in a bid to return to the Champions League. James arrived in a reported £15million deal from Swansea City in June and Wan-Bissaka followed close behind from Crystal Palace for around £50m.
Manchester United Offer Daniel James 17 Times his Current Wages
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Manchester United Offer Daniel James 17 Times his Current Wages

Manchester United are set to land their first summer signing, as Swansea City winger, Daniel James, completed his medical on Thursday. James had a medical at United’s training ground and is now on the verge of finalising his £18million move to Old Trafford. Swansea had initially wanted £30m for the Wales international, while United were hoping to complete a deal for £10m. The Daily Mail also reports that James, who is earning £4,000 a week at Swansea, will sign a £67,000-a-week deal with United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen areas of his squad and has identified the 21-year-old as a player who can fill the void on United’s flanks. James, who is capable of playing either on the right or left side of an attack, n...
Solskjaer’s First Signing having Manchester United Medicals Today
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Solskjaer’s First Signing having Manchester United Medicals Today

Swansea City winger, Daniel James, is having a medical with Manchester United today, according to Sky Sports. James is set to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer, as he seeks to rebuild his squad. It is believed the player would cost United around £15million. James currently has a year left on his contract with the Championship side. The Wales international has been included in manager, Ryan Giggs’ squad for their Portugal training camp, ahead of next month’s Euro 2020 qualifying round matches against Croatia and Hungary respectively. The 21-year-old had scored his debut international goal in their 1-0 victory over Slovakia in March.
Michael Owen predicts Outcome of Wolves vs Man United, Swansea vs Man City
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Michael Owen predicts Outcome of Wolves vs Man United, Swansea vs Man City

Former Premier League and La Liga star, Michael Owen has tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to beat Wolves 2-1 in tonight’s FA Cup fixture. He also predicted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to defeat Swansea City 3-0 in today’s FA Cup clash. Owen told BetVictor: “United lost their unbeaten domestic record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Emirates on Sunday but they had their opportunities – especially in the opening 45 minutes – and I feel they will edge the tie-of-the-round at Molineux. “Wolves haven’t reached the last four since 1997-98 and I feel they will have to wait at least another year before they reach the semi-final. Michael’s prediction: 1-2.” On the Swansea vs Man City game, Owen said: “City have scored at least four goals in their three FA Cup tie...
Champions League quarterfinals: Guardiola reacts to Manchester City draw against Tottenham
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Champions League quarterfinals: Guardiola reacts to Manchester City draw against Tottenham

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has reacted to his side’s Champions League quarter-finals draw with Tottenham Hotspur. DAILY POST recalls that Man City were drawn alongside Tottenham when the draw for quarter-finals took place in Nyon on Friday. Guardiola said Man City and Tottenham know each other very well, adding that he has a lot of respect for Mauricio Pochettino’s men. “We know each other quite well,” Guardiola was quoted by Manchester Evening News as saying in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead Man City’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Swansea City this weekend. “We play each other many times. I have a lot of respect for them. I know quite well the quality of this team. We will try to arrive in the best condition possible. It is a pleasure to be in th...
Antonio Conte Claims It Is Unfair To Blame Chelsea For Selling Mo Salah
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Antonio Conte Claims It Is Unfair To Blame Chelsea For Selling Mo Salah

Salah spent eighteen months under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea after the club bought him for £15m in January 2014. Yet the Egyptian struggled for first-team football and was loaned to Fiorentina before being sold to Roma. Salah then signed for Liverpool last summer and has exploded into life by scoring 43 goals. Mourinho insisted Salah was not ready to shine at Chelsea but also that the club made the decision to let him go. Conte says he sympathises with Chelsea: 'It's not so simple. We have to compare Salah of four or five years ago, and not this Salah now. 'Salah in the present has improved a lot, developed a lot his football. The experience in Italy was very important for him. 'Now I'm sure that he's a different player compared to in the past. For this reason, this comparison is very di...
Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Don’t Need To Buy Trophies
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Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Don’t Need To Buy Trophies

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his side should be proud of their achievements in recent years even if they haven’t delivered silverware because they can’t “buy” trophies like their competitors. Pochettino’s men travel to Swansea City on Saturday (1215GMT) in the hope of reaching the last four of the FA Cup. Spurs have impressed at home and abroad in the last three seasons under Pochettino, but will again end the season without a trophy unless they lift the FA Cup on May 19 at their adopted home of Wembley. But Pochettino knocked down suggestions Tottenham will have underachieved yet again if they fail to win a trophy this season. “People that understand football very well know that this project is a project that is very exciting because we are not a club that ar...
Swansea City’s Renato Sanches Could Return From Injury Next Month
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Swansea City’s Renato Sanches Could Return From Injury Next Month

Swansea City’s on-loan midfielder Renato Sanches is expected to return from a hamstring injury in March. Sanches, who joined Swansea on a season-long loan from Germany’s Bayern Munich, suffered the injury against Notts County last month and Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal has alleviated concerns of a long-term absence for the 27-year-old. “He is progressing,” Carvalhal told the club’s website. “In the beginning, they said it could be long-term, but I believe he will come back next month. “That’s my feeling. I think he will be back sooner than we expect.” The Portugal international has failed to impose himself at Swansea as multiple injury setbacks have limited him to 12 league appearances. Captain Angel Rangel (abductor) and striker Wilfried Bony (knee) both underwent surgery th...
Riyad Mahrez’s Behaviour Could Affect His Career – Danny Higginbotham
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Riyad Mahrez’s Behaviour Could Affect His Career – Danny Higginbotham

Former Premier League player and current pundit Danny Higginbotham believes Riyad Mahrez’s current behaviour could have a negative effect on his career. The Algerian star is reportedly depressed and frustrated after Leicester City rebuffed a big-money offer for the player from Manchester City just before the close of the January transfer window. Mahrez has missed training with the Foxes on both Thursday and Friday, and will not be considered for selection for their Premier League match at home to Swansea City later today. The Algerian has made his desire to leave Leicester very clear, but Higginbotham believes the player would be best served by getting back to work and earning a move through the power of his performances. He told Sky Sports: “Mahrez probably saw Manchester City...
Klopp Quashes Talk Of Liverpool Complacency After Man City Win
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Klopp Quashes Talk Of Liverpool Complacency After Man City Win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions his team became complacent after their win over Manchester City. Klopp's side ended City's unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an exhilarating 4-3 win earlier this month, but have slumped to shock losses to Swansea City and West Brom, the latter seeing them knocked out of the FA Cup, since then. But the German says there have been no signs complacency has become an issue for Liverpool, who visit Huddersfield Town in top-flight competition on Tuesday. "Nothing in training gave me a sign that the boys misjudged the success or result against Man City, or the performance," Klopp told reporters. "We are really serious people and we took it, I think, in the right way, but then we had two games and we have to show that we c...
Liverpool Dragged Into A Fight At Swansea – Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool Dragged Into A Fight At Swansea – Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp blamed his players for becoming embroiled in a fight at Swansea City as they lost their unbeaten 18-match run to the Premier League’s bottom club. Liverpool failed to grab a late draw to extend their lead over fifth-placed Tottenham as they lost to a single goal from Alfie Mawson — and Klopp himself clashed verbally with a home supporter. It was Liverpool’s first defeat since October, but the points were priceless for Swansea, who cut the gap between themselves and those above the relegation places to just three points. He said: “I am more frustrated about the performance than the result. “We were just not good enough, especially in the first half. We didn’t play how we wanted to play. “We didn’t keep the right positions we needed to, to cause them problems and ...
Mohamed Salah Awarded All Football Player Of The Week
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Mohamed Salah Awarded All Football Player Of The Week

Liverpool consolidated their place in the Premier League's top four with a dominant home victory over managerless bottom side Swansea last week. Philippe Coutinho's sublime long-range finish - curled into the top corner after Mohamed Salah's pass - opened the scoring in the sixth minute. In the second half, Swansea self-destructed further as Salah pounced on a misplaced pass before cutting back to Firmino to tap home. And then Salah's double helped Liverpool come from behind to win Leicester City at Anfield. The Egypt international turned Harry Maguire on the edge of the area before firing in his second of the day - and 17th Premier League goal of the season - to give Liverpool the lead.
Swansea City Sack Manager Paul Clement
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Swansea City Sack Manager Paul Clement

Swansea are searching for their third manager in the space of a year after sacking Paul Clement on Wednesday night in a desperate bid to save their season. Swansea bottom of the Premier League table after eight defeats in 10 games. The club’s American owners had been reluctant to make a change after Clement inspired an immense change in fortunes in avoiding relegation last season. But the woeful results and poor performances have been decisive in a decision that was taken yesterday afternoon. Intriguingly, Clement retained the support of his players, but there was an acceptance among the club’s leadership that he simply was unable to get a response any more.
Bolasie Close To Everton Return After One Year Long Term Injury
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Bolasie Close To Everton Return After One Year Long Term Injury

Congo Democratic Republic’s Yannick Bolasie could return to the Everton squad for the visit of Swansea City after more than a year on the sidelines. The winger suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United in December 2016 and underwent two operations. He made his comeback earlier this week in an Under-23 match against Leicester City and is set to feature in Friday’s Premier League International Cup game against Dinamo Zagreb. Everton face the Swans on Monday and manager Sam Allardyce confirmed Bolasie had a chance of being involved if he emerges from his next outing unscathed. “We’ve got Yannick Bolasie training and he will probably play some part for the Under-23s tonight,” said Allardyce on Friday. “We’ll see what happens with that and may...
Manchester City Win 16th Straight Game
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Manchester City Win 16th Straight Game

Premier League leaders Manchester City extended their record-breaking run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15 with a stylish dismantling of bottom side Swansea City 4-0. David Silva elegantly flicked the fluent visitors in front from close range before Kevin de Bruyne’s whipped free-kick evaded several players on its way in. The procession continued after the interval as the exemplary Silva delicately scooped the ball over Lukasz Fabianski for City’s third. Sergio Aguero then surged into the penalty area and drove in a late fourth goal to consolidate City’s 11-point lead at the top of the table at a glum Liberty Stadium, BBC reports. Swansea’s sixth defeat from nine home league matches this season leaves them rooted to the foot of the table, two points adrift of safety.
Manchester City Set PL Record With Derby Win
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Manchester City Set PL Record With Derby Win

Sunday’s Manchester derby win saw ManchesterCity set a new Premier League record as they extended their lead to 11 points. Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi were enough to seal a 2-1 victory over rivals United, with Marcus Rashford briefly levelling for the hosts at Old Trafford. With fellow Premier League titles hopefuls Chelsea also dropping points, it capped a perfect weekend for Pep Guardiola’s charges. The victory was also enough to set a new milestone in consecutive wins in the competition. No other team has managed 14 straight triumphs in a single PremierLeague season, the mark reached by City on Sunday. They share the overall record with Arsenal, although the Gunners managed their 14 wins over two campaigns. The last time Pep saw his side drop points was on August 2...
Tottenham Title Chances Fading – Pochettino
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Tottenham Title Chances Fading – Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of making a realistic challenge for the Premier League title are fading as once again they struggled to break down a defence-minded team at Wembley. Prior to Saturday’s 1-1 draw with managerless West Bromwich Albion, Pochettino’s men had just one Premier League goal in three matches and have drawn with Burnley, Swansea City and now West Brom this season. Pep Guardiola’s league leaders Manchester City, having no such problems in creating or scoring against all-comers, are 10 points ahead of Spurs as they go into Sunday’s match at Huddersfield Town. “We moved the ball so slow in the first half hour,” complained Pochettino. “But maybe because we concede the goal — it was a massive impact for us. “In the last 15 minutes we play...
Wilfried Bony Ready To Start For Swansea – Paul Clement
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Wilfried Bony Ready To Start For Swansea – Paul Clement

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is ‘fit and ready to start’ in Saturday’s English Premier League encounter against Bournemouth, according to manager Paul Clement. The Cote d’Ivoire international had been sidelined for three weeks with a recurring hamstring strain but made a return in the Swans’ 2-0 defeat to Burnley last weekend. The forward has started only two Premier League games since his return to South Wales, but with first-choice striker Tammy Abraham a major doubt, Clement has given the ex-Vitesse striker the nod to get his third against Eddie Howe’s men. “I would prefer to have Tammy available, of course, because he has shown he can score goals for us,” Clement told club website. “But we have Wilfried Bony back, fit, and he is ready to start. “He is motivated, he...
Luke Shaw To Reject Fenerbahce Move In January And Fight For His Place At Old Trafford
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Luke Shaw To Reject Fenerbahce Move In January And Fight For His Place At Old Trafford

The England left-back has yet to start this season and may be allowed to leave if suitable offers arrive. However, though there is interest from Fenerbahce, the 22-year-old, who cost United £27m in 2014, has no designs on a move to Turkey. Shaw is out of favour under manager Jose Mourinho, who has barely used the player since arriving at Old Trafford in 2016. This season he has played 48 minutes of senior football, both sub appearances in the Carabao Cup against Burton Albion and Swansea City. Shaw has struggled since suffering a serious broken leg against PSV in the Champions League in September 2015, at which point he had been first choice left back for United.
Jones Showers Praise On Ayew After ‘Incredible’ Form
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Jones Showers Praise On Ayew After ‘Incredible’ Form

Former West Ham United striker Steve Jones has revealed that he is satisfied with the performance of Andre Ayew in recent games. The 27-year-old joined the Hammers in a record £20 million deal from Swansea City last season but had a poor start after picking up an injury on his debut against Chelsea, spending almost two months on the sidelines. Although, he later recovered and featured 25 times as well as scoring nine goals, he was criticised for ‘lack of commitment’. He subsequently lost his starting place in Slaven Bilic's squad but has been in top form of late, netting three times in his last two games. “It is good to see Andre Ayew finding form in front of goal,” Jones told Echo. “I have questioned his £20 million price tag – which was the fee he joined West Ham United for from Swa...
Man United Vs Tottenham Betting: Jose’s Defensive Tactics To Keep The Score Down At home
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Man United Vs Tottenham Betting: Jose’s Defensive Tactics To Keep The Score Down At home

With only goal difference separating them in the Premier League, Manchester United’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday promises to be a keenly fought affair. Having won six out of six at Old Trafford in all competitions this season, Jose Mourinho’s men are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with dabblebet to put some breathing space between them and their guests by coming out on top. However, Spurs have won all four of their away matches in the league so far, and are on offer at 23/10 (3.30) to extend that run with an impressive victory here. Just one of the last seven encounters between the teams has resulted in a draw, but there are odds of 23/10 (3.30) available on them cancelling each other out in this one. Although neck and neck in the table, the atmosphere surrounding these two te...
Man Utd Team News: Injuries, Suspensions And Line-Up Vs Tottenham
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Man Utd Team News: Injuries, Suspensions And Line-Up Vs Tottenham

It will take more than a low-key Carabao Cup win over Swansea City for Manchester United to get over their first Premier League loss of the season to Huddersfield Town, and Saturday brings a great chance to make a real statement when Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham come to Old Trafford. The 2-1 defeat at the John Smith's Stadium followed a week of consternation as many onlookers gathered to point fingers at Jose Mourinho for his tactics in the preceding 0-0 draw at Liverpool, but things are unlikely to get any easier against a Spurs side who had not lost in 11 matches before their much-changed XI's Carabao Cup exit to West Ham United and now sit level with United on 20 points after nine games. Mourinho will be looking for his side to extend a run which has seen the north Londoners win on...
Conte And Bilic Among The Favourites In The Premier League Sack Race
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Conte And Bilic Among The Favourites In The Premier League Sack Race

Ronald Koeman followed in the footsteps of Craig Shakespeare and Frank de Boer on Monday as Everton gave him the boot after just 16 months in charge. Leicester are close to appointing former Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager after Shakespeare's departure, while Crystal Palace now have Roy Hodgson in charge after dispensing of the Dutchman's services after just four games. But it appears likely that more clubs will be in Everton's position in the coming months, with a number of big-name bosses increasingly under pressure. Slaven Bilic is odds-on to be given the boot by West Ham, while Antonio Conte's position at Chelsea remains under threat after a mixed start to the season. Here, Sportsmail takes a close look at the six managers who are most in danger of losing their jo...
Fantasy Football: De Bruyne Dominate Goal’s Team Of The Week
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Fantasy Football: De Bruyne Dominate Goal’s Team Of The Week

Manchester City continued to be ruthless this week scoring an absurd seven goals against Stoke. This is obviously reflected in our Team of the Week as three of their midfielders are included, and it could have been even more with at least one of them being involved in every goal on Saturday. GK: David De Gea - Manchester United - 1 Game, 5 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 9 Points DF: Isaac Hayden - Newcastle - 1 Game, 1 Goal, 2 Goals Conceded = 7 Points Hayden was definitely the biggest surprise package this week, popping up with a wonderful goal against Southampton. He is currently playing in the midfield next to Jonjo Shelvey and, as such, could have extra value as a defender playing further up the pitch. Much like Eric Dier in 2015/16 this means he has has a higher chance of notching goals an...
Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’
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Guidolin: ‘I Rejected Inter Milan Last Year’

The former Vicenza, Udinese and Swansea City tactician is currently working as a television pundit in Italy and assured La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is “not obsessed by the idea of getting back into the sport. “I am waiting for a proposal that will enrich me professionally rather than economically. Maybe abroad, perhaps an international team. I need something that reaches my heart.” Guidolin had quite a few close calls recently, including the Italy job after the 2014 World Cup, which eventually went to Antonio Conte. “I didn’t receive any direct phone calls, but there were signals and I got the feeling it was a matter of hours. Later on, Federation President Carlo Tavecchio confessed he had thought of me. It was gratifying to be in the running with Conte for the role of CT. “I have ...
Shelvey Fractures Hand Breaking Up Training -Ground Fight Between Lascelles & Diame
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Shelvey Fractures Hand Breaking Up Training -Ground Fight Between Lascelles & Diame

The midfielder stepped in and acted as peacemaker when punches were thrown but was caught in the cross-fire. Shelvey is now wearing a cast but will be fit for next weekend's trip to Southampton. Lascelles had accused Diame of being 'lazy' before the confrontation on Thursday, which came just 24 hours before it was announced the skipper has signed a new six-year contract. The 23-year-old has been tipped for an England call-up in recent weeks after scoring his side's winning goals against Swansea and Stoke. After seeing his captain pen that new deal, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez spoke to Lascelles growth as a 'character'. 'As soon as I made the decision to make Jamaal the captain of Newcastle United, he rose to the challenge and he has developed as a player and a character,' said the New...
Liverpool And Arsenal Fans United Amid Fears Match Could Move To Christmas Eve
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Liverpool And Arsenal Fans United Amid Fears Match Could Move To Christmas Eve

At present, all 20 top flight teams are scheduled to play on Saturday December 23, but Sky have asked for one match—understood to be Liverpool's trip to the Emirates—to move to the following day. In previous years in this scenario Sky have simply broadcast matches on the Saturday instead but now that BT Sport have rights to one Saturday game, it isn't possible for Sky to broadcast both of it's weekend picks. The only choice left to Sky is to broadcast at least one match on Christmas Eve. While there has been no official confirmation from Sky, the Metropolitan Police have revealed discussions are ongoing between the clubs "and all parties concerned". The move has not gone down well with fans of either club, but particularly those travelling south. Liverpool supporters fear they may not ...
Wenger Unwilling To Sacrifice Any Potential Trophy
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Wenger Unwilling To Sacrifice Any Potential Trophy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no plans to sacrifice any competition after Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola questioned the value of the Carabao Cup. Manchester United boss Mourinho suggested scrapping the cup could help English clubs be more competitive in Europe. The Portuguese tactician was backed by Manchester City counterpart Guardiola, who played down the significance of the competition. But Wenger was unwilling to follow suit, saying there was too much pressure to simply just give up on any potential trophy. "With the pressure that every club is under now, you cannot sacrifice any competition," the Frenchman said. "You know that you could pay the price sometimes for it because if you go further in the League Cup, at some stage you play semi-finals where you are home and away i...
Man United Defender Luke Shaw Is Set To Return From Another Injury Against Burton
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Man United Defender Luke Shaw Is Set To Return From Another Injury Against Burton

The damaged ligament in his foot that has kept Shaw out of action since April cannot compare to the horrific broken leg that took him out of the game for nearly a year, but in many ways the stakes are even higher this time. As Shaw prepares to return to the United squad for Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie against Burton Albion at Old Trafford, he knows that the opportunities to convince Jose Mourinho that he deserves to be United's left back for the foreseeable future are not limitless. 'Luke Shaw is not injured any more so it's a question of form, of options, but he is not injured,' said Mourinho when asked about Shaw on Friday. 'He has recovered from his injury.' It was hardly the biggest fanfare but, then again, Mourinho has grown cautious when it comes to the issue of Shaw. He recognis...
Trippier Reveals ‘Character’ Aurier Is Settling In Well At Tottenham Hotspur
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Trippier Reveals ‘Character’ Aurier Is Settling In Well At Tottenham Hotspur

The Ivory Coast international, brought in as competition for Trippier after the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, impressed during his debut against Borussia Dortmund in midweek. Trippier started on Saturday as Spurs drew 0-0 with Swansea on Saturday with Aurier coming on late and seeing a strong appeal for a penalty turned down in an effective cameo, referee Mike Dean wrongly awarding a free-kick for handball against the former PSG man. Speaking after the game, Tripper praised his new team-mate: “He’s a good player, a powerful, funny lad, his English is OK. “But no, he’s a great signing for us with [Davinson] Sanchez as well, with Juan [Foyth] and [Fernando] Llorente as well. “They are good signings, it’s good competition for everybody in the team. “[Serge] has got pace, p...
Mandorlini, Oddo, Guidolin Options For Misfiring Verona?
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Mandorlini, Oddo, Guidolin Options For Misfiring Verona?

Hellas were promoted from Serie B in second place behind Spal last summer under Fabio Pecchia, but have made a terrible impact with the top flight. Beaten 3-1 at home by Napoli is one thing, earning a 0-0 at Crotone another, but the back-to-back defeats to Fiorentina (5-0) and Roma (3-0) showed a complete lack of fight and near-comical defending. Pecchia is also paying for the tension around his decision to drop Giampaolo Pazzini, who was Capocannoniere in Serie B last term. The veteran striker has not disguised his irritation at this snub from his Coach. According to Mediaset Premium, the list of potential replacements includes former Pescara boss Oddo and ex-Udinese and Swansea City tactician Guidolin. The most intriguing option would be Mandorlini, who already had great success on ...
‘I’ll Score Against Anyone In The World’ – Kane Warns Rivals After Dortmund Double
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‘I’ll Score Against Anyone In The World’ – Kane Warns Rivals After Dortmund Double

Harry Kane believes he can score against the best teams in the world, after inspiring Tottenham to a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. The England international scored twice at Wembley as Mauricio Pochettino’s men kicked off their Champions League campaign with a terrific victory over the Bundesliga giants. The result leaves Spurs second in a tough-looking group which also features Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia, and Kane believes that he has the ability to score against the very best, with back-to-back ties against the European champions to come after a trip to Cyprus. “In my eyes there’s still a long way to go,” he told reporters after being asked if he had achieved world-class status. “I’m very proud to be where I am and to produce my best against the best is what it’s ...
Jack Wilshere Rejected Trabzonspor To Focus on Saving Arsenal Career
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Jack Wilshere Rejected Trabzonspor To Focus on Saving Arsenal Career

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told Wilshere he would face a fight for his first-team place this season but was not actively looking to sell him in the same way Kieran Gibbs, Gabriel and Wojciech Szczesny were made surplus to requirements. However, Wenger was prepared to allow the 25-year-old to leave and the player assessed all his options. Trabzonspor manager Muharrem Usta told the website Turkish Football: “I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere. We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.” Fenerbahce and another Turkish side, Antalyaspor, registered interest, along with Newcastle and Swansea. Arsenal were believed to be asking for around £15million to sell outright or a loan fee close to the £2m Bournemouth paid to take him to the south coast ...
Crystal Palace To Sack Frank de Boer After Just 77 Days… But Where Does It Rank Among The Shortest Reigns In PL
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Crystal Palace To Sack Frank de Boer After Just 77 Days… But Where Does It Rank Among The Shortest Reigns In PL

Palace have endured the worst-ever start to a Premier League season — losing their opening four games and failing to score a goal so far — which left the club's top brass with little option but to axe the Dutchman. De Boer was appointed on June 26 and his ill-fated reign at the helm will be brought to an abrupt end on September 11, but where does that rank among the shortest managerial reigns in Premier League history? Here, Sportsmail compiles a list of managers who were at the helm for the fewest days in Premier League history.   10. Neil Warnock (Crystal Palace 2014) — 122 days Neil Warnock returned to Selhurst Park in 2014 for his second stint in charge after taking the reins between 2007-2010. On August 27, 2014 he was appointed following the departure of Tony P...