Giampiero Ventura’s tenure as Italian national team coach came to an inevitable conclusion after an endless list of baffling decisions culminated in the Azzurri failing to qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup. Perhaps one of the most curious of all was his decision to leave Lorenzo Insigne sat on the bench during the second 

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John Stones was the player that Manchester City could least afford to suffer an injury. Unfortunately, that was exactly what happened last weekend. An agonising clutch of his hamstring gave an immediate news flash that the former Everton defender would miss several weeks. Pep Guardiola was visibly frustrated after the match. Stones has become one 

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After an exhilarating 90 minutes in Spain, Jurgen Klopp’s men come away with just one point after their Champions League evening clash against Sevilla. The same team that spanked the Saints featured in the starting XI against Sevilla in Liverpool’s penultimate Group E fixture. After mirroring the game against Southampton inside the first half of 

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It was evident from his very first touch against Newcastle United exactly what Manchester United had been missing in Paul Pogba’s absence. The French midfielder is the Reds’ best player by some distance and immediately transformed the club’s midfield upon his return. A range of passing like nobody else in the squad, combined with a 

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