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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City's Raheem Sterling's stepover incident was avoidable

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Craig Burley breaks down Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United, which he says demonstrates the gap in quality between the two rivals. David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola said his Manchester City players felt the pressure of the derby in their 3-1 win over United on Sunday, but that incidents such as Raheem Sterling's stepovers are avoidable. The winger kept the ball in the corner during the final minutes of the encounter, upsetting Juan Mata and leading to Guardiola speaking to him after the final whistle on the pitch. Guardiola said that it was good of his players to control the game but there was no need for Sterling's showboating. "I...
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Bernd Leno solidifies starting role, Granit Xhaka culpable as Arsenal draw with Wolves

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton. LONDON- Henrikh Mkhitaryan's late goal rescued a point for Arsenal against Wolverhapton Wanderers on Sunday, as the Gunners fought back for a 1-1 Premier League draw at home for the second week in a row. With their attack stuttering throughout the game, Arsenal needed a slice of luck to find a leveler as Mkhitaryan's cross toward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang floated over the striker and straight into the far corner in the 86th minute. It canceled out Ivan Cavaleiro's first-half opener for Wolves,...
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Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck had surgery on broken right ankle - Unai Emery

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton. LONDON -- Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his broken right ankle, Arsenal coach Unai Emery has confirmed, although the Spaniard wouldn't give an estimate on whether the forward will be back again this season. Welbeck was injured during Thursday's Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon, when he landed awkwardly with his right ankle bent underneath him. Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix transfers ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, we show you how a transfer works through Iain Macintosh's tale of fictional rising star Dave Thumper. FC Exclusives - Inter's Skriniar set for new deal - Sevilla eye Liverpool's Moreno - Under interested in Prem move - Milan want United defender Bailly - United set to veto Jose targets Emery said after Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw against Wolves that the forward has had surgery, and is set for another long spell on...
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Ousmane Dembele has help at Barcelona amid struggles - Gerard Pique

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Lionel Messi scored twice in his return from injury, but Real Betis netted four goals of their own to win 4-3, spoiling the Blaugrana star's return. Shaka Hislop unveils his latest club power rankings, then has to answer to the rest of the baffled FC crew. Barcelona's Gerard Pique has defended Ousmane Dembele at the end of another difficult week for the France forward, saying all players make mistakes when they are young.  Sources have told ESPN FC that the club are concerned over elements of Dembele's lifestyle and he was left out of the squad for Sunday's 4-3 defeat to Real Betis after missing training earlier in the week. Barca said Dembele missed Thursday's session with an illness but local media reports said they had been unable to locate...
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Real Betis' win at Barcelona would make Johan Cruyff proud - Quique Setien

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Lionel Messi scored twice in his return from injury, but Real Betis netted four goals of their own to win 4-3, spoiling the Blaugrana star's return. Real Betis boss Quique Setien has said Johan Cruyff would have been proud of the way his side cut through La Liga leaders Barcelona on Sunday -- but played down the possibility of one day replacing Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou. Betis became the first side to win in the league at Barca in over two years -- a run stretching 42 games -- in a seven-goal thriller. Setien's side managed to beat the Catalans by playing them at their own game: pressing high, playing out from the back and creating chance...
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Lionel Messi stars in return but Marc-Andre ter Stegen's error costs Barcelona vs. Betis

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Shaka Hislop unveils his latest club power rankings, then has to answer to the rest of the baffled FC crew. Real Betis edged out Barcelona in a seven-goal thriller as they became the first team to win at Camp Nou in La Liga since Alaves over two years ago. Junior Firpo and Joaquin helped Betis into a 2-0 lead at the break but a Lionel Messi penalty dragged the league leaders back into the game. A rare error from Marc-Andre ter Stegen allowed Giovani Lo Celso to restore Betis' two-goal cushion before Arturo Vidal moved Barca back within one. Sergio Canales wrapped up the three points for Betis in...
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Jose Mourinho on Manchester United's defeat to Manchester City: 'We are improving'

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David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho insisted the 3-1 derby defeat to Manchester City will not change his mind that Manchester United are getting better. United were beaten at the Etihad Stadium to leave Mourinho's team eighth in the Premier League table, 12 points off the top and seven points adrift of the top four. However, the Portuguese coach said afterwards they had not delivered a "bad" performance and insisted United are improving. "We are not going to be affected by this," Mourinho told...
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Early concessions haunt Man United again as Matic, Herrera struggle

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David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. Manchester United continued the theme of their season by conceding first at the Etihad Stadium, but unlike recent games, found themselves up against opponents not prepared to let them back into the game. Jose Mourinho's side saw off Bournemouth and Juventus in the space of five days last week after going behind but they could not make it three out of three against Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions. There was something of a response at 2-0 when Anthony Martial converted a penalty but the hosts...
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Mike Mulvey admits Central Coast Mariners' 'soft underbelly reared its ugly head again'

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Melbourne Victory have pummelled the Central Coast Mariners 4-1 to close out round four of the A-League. Perth Glory have risen to top spot on the A-League table with a 2-0 win over Adelaide United. Newcastle Jets struck a late leveler to hold Sydney FC to a draw. Ritchie de Laet scored after just nine minutes as Melbourne City prevailed 2-0 over the Wellington Phoenix. After a second-straight reality check, Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey is beginning to understand the work on his A-League plate. The Mariners weren't at the races against Melbourne Victory on Sunday night, losing 4-1 to the champions. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, it looked a case of how many goals they'd ship until Mario Shabow put his side on the board. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Mulvey believed his side might have edged the second half but wasn't kidding himself, labelling the first half has unacceptable. "The first 20...
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Mexico's Hirving Lozano will not face Argentina due to hamstring injury

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Hirving Lozano in action for PSV Eindhoven. Mexico winger Hirving Lozano will not travel to Argentina with the rest of the squad due to a right hamstring contracture, the Mexican federation (FMF) confirmed on Sunday. Lozano was due to meet the squad in Cordoba ahead of Friday's first match against Argentina, but will miss both that match and the Nov. 20 clash against the same opposition in Mendoza. "Chucky" Lozano was one of Mexico's best players at last summer's World Cup and the 23-year-old is a vital part of the younger generation of players...
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Man City assert their superiority as Jose Mourinho holds back Man United

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David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for Manchester City as they dominated Manchester United in a 3-1 victory. MANCHESTER, England -- Three points on Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday at the Etihad. 1. City assert superiority over United Manchester City asserted their dominance over Manchester United by returning to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win against their neighbours at the Etihad. Having lost top spot earlier in the day following Liverpool's 2-0 victory against Fulham at Anfield, City held off a brief second-half United fightback to claim...
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Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

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Arsenal Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton. Arsenal extended their run without a league win to three games after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves. Ivan Cavaleiro's first half goal following a mistake from Granit Xhaka was cancelled out late on by Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Unai Emery's side are now three points off the top four going into the international break. Wolves took the lead after 15 minutes when Xhaka gave the ball away in midfield allowing Cavaleiro to steal possession, working his way into the box before slotting past Bernd Leno. Chances...
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Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

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Manchester City Manchester United 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Manchester City took the derby spoils with a 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United thanks to goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, with Anthony Martial pulling one back for the visitors. Jose Mourinho was unable to name Paul Pogba in his starting line-up due to injury, which meant a place for Marouane Fellaini -- and Romelu Lukaku was welcomed back into the squad, having missed the past two matches, but only on the bench. Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, brought Aguero back into...
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