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Solskjaer rules out major Man United overhaul in summer: 'Not going to be a quick fix'

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The ESPN FC panel are all in agreement that Manchester United will have the hardest time clinching top 4 among the 4 clubs battling it out. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said there is no "quick fix" to the club's struggles and has ruled out making major changes in the transfer window. United were comprehensively beaten 4-0 on aggregate against Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals and are well off the pace in the Premier League, with Manchester City and Liverpool in a two-way fight for the title. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Solskjaer's side are in a real battle to finish in the top four this season but he has told fans not to expect...
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Five-goal Jiangsu Suning ease past Guangzhou R&F into fourth

1 day 6 hours ago
Alex Teixeira and Eder Martins scored two goals apiece as Jiangsu Suning handed Guangzhou R&F a 5-1 thrashing on Sunday to move up to fourth in the Chinese Super League standings. Cosmin Olaroiu's side secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season and are now six points behind leaders Beijing Guoan after the first six games of the campaign. Martins put Jiangsu in front with just three minutes on the clock and, after Dusko Tosic headed R&F level, Teixeira's double before the half-hour mark...
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Real Madrid's Zidane: Benzema is 'best No. 9 in world'

1 day 7 hours ago
A second half hat-trick from Karim Benzema earns Real Madrid all 3 points as they beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said Karim Benzema is the "best No. 9 in the world" after the Frenchman's hat trick in the 3-0 La Liga win over Athletic Bilbao. Benzema headed Madrid in front from Marco Asensio's cross just after half-time and nodded in a second when Athletic goalkeeper Iago Herrerin missed Luka Modric's corner. He saved the best until last as he chipped into an empty net after another Herrerin error in added time. Watch Serie A, MLS, Nations League, FA Cup and more streamed live on ESPN+ in U.S. The former Lyon forward has now scored each of Madrid's last...
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Lyon beat Chelsea, but Women's Champions League semifinal tie wide open

1 day 8 hours ago
Five-times Women's Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais claimed the early advantage after they beat Chelsea 2-1 at home in their semifinal first leg on Sunday. A Magdalena Ericsson own goal and a strike from midfielder Amandine Henry in the first half put the defending champions 2-0 ahead before Erin Cuthbert pulled one back for the visitors after the break. In front of 22,911 spectators at Lyon's Groupama Stadium, Delphine Cascarino's shot was deflected in off Chelsea defender Ericsson in...
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Liverpool go top after Wijnaldum, Milner goals down Cardiff

1 day 8 hours ago
Cardiff City Liverpool 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats English Premier League: James Milner (81') Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool English Premier League: Georginio Wijnaldum (57') Cardiff City 0-1 Liverpool Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Cardiff City thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and a James Milner penalty. Jurgen Klopp's men had the better of the opening 45 minutes but were unable to break the deadlock. Roberto Firmino in particular was guilty of blazing over when left with a one-on-one with Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. Cardiff, whose midweek victory away to relegation rivals Brighton had given them...
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Crystal Palace hand Arsenal untimely loss in race for top four

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Arsenal Crystal Palace 2 3 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats English Premier League: Wilfried Zaha (61') Arsenal 1-2 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace took their chances well in a 3-2 win against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday that left the hosts in fourth place and clinging to a Champions League spot. Christian Benteke had the visitors ahead just after the 15-minute mark when he was left all alone in the middle of the box from a set piece and powered a header past a helpless Bernd Leno. However, Arsenal drew level early in the second half as Mesut Ozil buried a near-post shot after some nice build-up play to even the score at...
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