No doubt, the embarrassing defeat of Chelsea to their former manager’s team, Manchester United, last week has snatched three important points from them allowing their chasers, Spurs, to call the title race back. However, the five-time Premier League champions, already on the top of the table, have marked another step towards their sixth by recording 

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Swansea fans were singing with joy after a thrilling 3-2 victory over title contenders Liverpool lifted them out of the relegation zone. Goals from Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson put an end to the Reds impressive one year unbeaten run at Anfield in all competitions. After being billed as the best attack against the worst 

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The charismatic Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp took the decision to take his team to Barcelona after last weekend’s defeat to AFC Bournemouth. Warmer weather training sessions and a group-bonding visit to the Nou Camp to watch the Catalonians thrash Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 appeared to have meaning behind it, rather then a quick getaway from the 

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FC Porto 5-0 Leicester: Silva (2), Corona, Brahimi and Jota scored for Dragões Premier League champions Leicester were hit with a reality check after their fairytale unbeaten run in the Champions League came to an abrupt end. Leicester City travelled to Portugal for their final Champions League Group G game against FC Porto without needing 

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How far can RB Leipzig go? The Bundesliga new-boys’ spectacular start to the season has brought comparisons with last year’s Premier League champions, Leicester City. Though obvious differences (not least the level of fan support and financial backing), Leipzig sit comfortably at the top of the table heading into match day 12 after six straight 

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The Gunners dream of finally shooting to the top of the league table shattered after they drew against Tottenham Hotspur, and it looked like Arsenal had every tool they needed to go all the way to the top of the EPL, what with rivals like Manchester City fumbling in the most unlikely of places. However, 

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For me the sign of a good manager is being able to totally hoodwink your players into delivering a fine performance and, by this token, Claudio Ranieri is a very good manager.     All hail Ranieri Ranieri told all the players to listen to the Champions League anthem on the way into work on 

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Vishakh’s latest “The Manchester Musings” column. At the October international break, it is normally a good time to reflect back on clubs’ starts to the season, see where they are at, and a time to assess. This is a look at Manchester United’s 2016/2017 season so far:   Premier League – 6th: 13 points (4W, 

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