The streak is finally over (for now). After over 100 days (164 to be exact), Manchester United are out of 6th place. A 3-1 victory away at Middlesbrough moved them up to 5th place, two points ahead of Arsenal – who slipped to 6th, and four points (with two games in hand) behind Liverpool in 

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You would have been forgiven for thinking that Saturday’s 3-1 defeat away at West Bromwich Albion had all but confirmed Arsene Wenger’s departure from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, yet with reports emerging on Sunday that the Frenchman has communicated his decision to stay beyond June, the Arsenal board are playing 

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GOALKEEPER Victor Valdes – Didn’t do a thing while at United, yet plays against them and helps them win. Jose’s teams 9th game in seven days didn’t seem to hurt them. And with agent Valdes in the opposition goal they were onto a winner. DEFENDERS Craig Dawson – They say doing the same thing over 

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In the eyes of many, Arsenal’s £35 million signing Granit Xhaka has had an underwhelming debut campaign in London. Collecting eight yellow and two red cards and sitting out seven games through suspension, he has carried his Bundesliga reputation to England as observers view him as a hothead who hardly bothers about the repercussions of 

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Leicester City’s fairy-tale story continues after a historic 2-0 victory (3-2 on aggregate) over Europa League champions Sevilla at the King Power Stadium ensured qualification to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Champions League debutants are only five games away from living the dream of winning the elite European competition for the first time 

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Following a 1-1 draw away in Rostov in the Europa League, it was time for Manchester United to switch attentions to FA Cup. A tricky trip away at Chelsea was steeped in narrative – Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea gunning for the double, how United would cope without the suspended Ibrahimovic, and whether the 

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GOALKEEPER Darren Randolph – You have to feel for the guy. I mean, he saves one penalty and sees another almost hit the corner flag yet he lets in 3. I’ve put him in because I like taking the mick out of West Ham.   DEFENDERS John Stones – To be fair even I could 

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While Jurgen Klopp is considered to be something of a Messiah by Liverpool fans, there is evidence to suggest that he bears more in common with his predecessor Brendan Rodgers than some would care to admit. After all, he boasts an almost identical (and in some instances worse) record than the Ulsterman after 85 matches 

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Xabi Alonso announces his retirement from football, effective at the end of the season. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but I believe it’s the right time. I always thought it would be better to quit sooner rather than later. I still feel good, but I believe this is the right moment. I wanted 

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Today, Xabi Alonso‏ announces his retirement from the game. This season with Bayern Munich will be his last as a player: “Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” Not the conventional way of announcing the news but in this day and age, social media has replaced the press conference in some respects.   Illustrious The 35-year-old 

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