English Premiership

PL roundup: Chelsea win 13 straight, Man Utd earn late comeback victory

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Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City Chelsea sealed a 13th consecutive league win as they stretched their lead at the top of the table to nine points. Two goals from Willian and strikes from Gary Cahill and Diego Costa helped the Blues maintain their title momentum ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City on Saturday evening. Stoke levelled the scores on two ...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool playmaker to miss Manchester City game

Philippe Coutinho has scored five league goals and made six assists in the Premier League this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho will not return from an ankle injury in time to face Manchester City on New Year’s Eve, boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The Brazil playmaker, 24, has missed six games with an injury picked up in November’s win over Sunderland. “The City game is too early and I’m pretty sure the Sunderland match on Monday is too ...

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Watford 1-1 Crystal Palace: Hornets battle back to earn draw [Photos]

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Sam Allardyce took charge of the Eagles for the first time this afternoon, three days after it was announced the former Sunderland manager had replaced Alan Pardew, and had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road. Yohan Cabaye got the ball rolling midway through the first half, firing home after a brilliant individual ...

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West Brom bid £13m for Man Utd’s Morgan Schneiderlin

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West Brom have made an offer of about £13m for Manchester United’s France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. Schneiderlin, 27, joined the Red Devils from Southampton for £25m in July 2015 but has played only 11 minutes of Premier League football this season. Everton, managed by former Saints boss Ronald Koeman, are also interested. West Brom manager Tony Pulis said: “I don’t ...

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Chelsea’s Oscar joins Shanghai SIPG in China for around £60m

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Chelsea and Shanghai SIPG have agreed terms for midfielder Oscar’s estimated £60m move to the Chinese Super League club in the January transfer window. The 25-year-old Brazil international said earlier this month the transfer was “90% certain”. Oscar joined Chelsea from Internacional for £25m in 2012 and has scored 38 times in 203 appearances for the club. He will complete ...

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Crystal Palace fire Alan Pardew

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Crystal Palace have announced that Alan Pardew has been asked to step down as manager. In a club statement, Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “I would like to put on record our sincere gratitude for the tremendous service Alan has given us, both in his time here as manager and previously as a player. “Following a fantastic second half of ...

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Harry Kane: Tottenham striker signs new contract until 2022

Academy graduate Kane made his Premier League debut for Spurs in 2014 (Image credit: AFP)

England striker Harry Kane has signed a new contract with Tottenham that will tie him to the club until 2022. The deal, reportedly worth more than £100,000 a week, replaces the five-year agreement he signed in February 2015. “Everyone knows what I feel for this club,” said Kane, 23, who has scored five goals in 17 England appearances. “To sign ...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool forward could be out until mid-January

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Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho had a scan on his ankle injury on Monday amid fears he could be sidelined until the middle of January. Coutinho, 24, was taken off on a stretcher after colliding with Didier Ndong of Sunderland during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 win at Anfield. Though the full results of the scan are yet to be ...

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