English Premiership

Sacked Ranieri says good bye to Leicester City players

Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri has returned to Leicester’s training ground to bid farewell to his title-winning squad. Ranieri was axed by Foxes chiefs on Thursday after a poor run of results turned relegation from the Premier League into a real possibility. The decision came less than a year after Ranieri was lifting the title in one of English football’s greatest-ever fairytale stories. ...

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PL Roundup: Chelsea go 11 points clear, Everton see off Sunderland


Chelsea 3-1 Swansea City Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with a goal as Chelsea beat Swansea at Stamford Bridge to move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Fabregas opened the scoring on 19 minutes, collecting a pass from Pedro in the visitors’ box and poking the ball past Lukasz Fabianski. Swansea drew level on the ...

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Best quotes from sacked Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri

“We are in the Champions League, dilly ding, dilly dong – come on.” The best of the quotes from Claudio Ranieri. Ranieri offers his player the promise of pizza before they finally kept their first clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in October. ”I told them, if you keep a clean sheet, I’ll buy ...

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English Champions Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester Manger Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as Leicester City Manager. The decision to dismiss the man who led them to arguably the greatest triumph in English football history was made after Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League defeat in Seville. The 65-year-old’s appointment was met with criticism when he replaced Nigel Pearson in July 2015 but he inspired a team which had narrowly ...

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Wayne Rooney ‘staying’ at Manchester United after links with China

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer, with 250 goals (Image credit: Getty Images)

England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China. The 31-year-old striker said he hoped to “play a full part” in the rest of the Premier League club’s season. United boss Jose Mourinho had refused to rule out the prospect of Rooney’s exit this month, although a deal before the ...

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Arsenal’s Cazorla out for the season


Santi Cazorla WILL miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Cazorla has been out since limping out of the Champions League group stage game against Ludogorets at the Emirates Stadium in October. He underwent surgery in December and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hoped the 32-year-old would be back before the end of the season. But Spain international ...

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Mark Clattenburg: Referee on Premier League duty despite Saudi announcement

Clattenburg had been expected to leave his role before the next round of Premier League fixtures (Image credit: Getty Images)

Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will continue in his role until the end of the season. Clattenburg, 41, is to become the new head of referees in Saudi Arabia and was expected to leave immediately. However, the Premier League has confirmed he will take charge of Saturday’s match between West Brom and Bournemouth at The Hawthorns. Clattenburg, a Fifa referee ...

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Arsene Wenger: Decision on Arsenal manager’s future at end of season

Arsenal's heavy defeat in Munich left their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals in tatters (Image credit: Rex Features)

A decision on the future of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be made at the end of the season – but a new contract remains on the table. Despite Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg thrashing at Bayern Munich, there is currently no prospect of Wenger leaving before the summer. It is expected the decision for him to stay or leave ...

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Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus suffers fractured metatarsal, could miss next three months


Manchester City have confirmed Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal in Monday night’s win over Bournemouth. The 19-year-old forward started the match ahead of Sergio Aguero but limped off after just 15 minutes and underwent tests on Tuesday morning. The Brazilian will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of the injury, but it is feared he ...

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