English Premiership

Newcastle fans have created ‘mass hysteria’ – Pardew

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has accused supporters of “mass hysteria” after his side’s poor start to the Premier League season. Pardew also says that heavy criticism from the fans is affecting players. “This situation at the moment is almost like mass hysteria,” said Pardew, 53. The Magpies boss added he did not seek assurances on his future in a ...

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Drogba calls for patience after barren run

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Didier Drogba has asked for patience as he bids to rediscover the form that made him a Chelsea legend. Drogba played in his first Champions League match for Chelsea on Wednesday night since scoring the deciding penalty against Bayern Munich in the final in 2012. However, the 36-year-old, who sat out Saturday’s win over Swansea with ankle injury, was unable ...

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert extends contract

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension until June 2018 following the club’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season. The 45-year-old Scot took charge at Villa Park in June 2012 and, despite finishing 15th in both seasons, Villa have won three out of four this term. “I’m determined that we continue building the club to where ...

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Arsene Wenger urges patience over Danny Welbeck

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Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal “have to be patient” with new signing Danny Welbeck after his miss proved costly in the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund. The 23-year-old England forward, a £16m arrival from Manchester United this month, shot wide when clean through with the Group D game goalless. Dortmund scored either side of half-time to secure victory. “Danny will improve – ...

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa a fitness concern for Mourinho

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Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one match in a week, Jose Mourinho revealed following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Schalke in the UEFA Champions League. The £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid has scored seven goals in four Premier League matches but was only available as a substitute for Chelsea’s opening Group G clash on Wednesday ...

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew aware of pressure

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Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle United squad have to ‘stand up and deliver’ as the pressure mounts at St James’ Park. The under-fire boss is reported to be on borrowed time after overseeing a dismal start to the 2014/15 campaign. Four games into the new Premier League season, Newcastle find themselves rooted to the foot of the ...

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Liverpool boss Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli will relish the responsibility of being the team’s senior striker. The Italy international is set to lead the Reds’ attack in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bulgarian side Ludogorets at Anfield in the absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge. The 24-year-old will be Liverpool’s third most experienced player in Europe’s elite club competition, ...

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Southampton squad are stronger this season – Schneiderlin

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Morgan Schneiderlin does not feel the busy summer of transfer business at Southampton had an adverse effect on the overall strength of their squad. France midfielder Schneiderlin was one of the few big names to stay at St Mary’s under new boss Ronald Koeman despite seeming to be on his way to Spurs for much of the summer, Other international stars ...

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Louis van Gaal targets Premier League title

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his ambition is to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford. United thrashed promoted QPR 4-0 at Old Trafford to give the Dutchman his first win since taking over as boss in the summer. “I want to win the Premier League title,” he said. “If it is not this year then the second ...

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Liverpool’s Coutinho ready to discuss new deal

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Philippe Coutinho says he would be happy to open talks about a new contract at Liverpool as he looks forward to the prospect of playing in the UEFA Champions League. Coutinho made the move to Anfield in January 2013 and has established himself as a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ squad in his first 18 months at the club. He ...

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