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Liverpool rocked by Alexander-Arnold injury, can't recall Clyne from Bournemouth - sources

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are not the Harlem Globetrotters, and must get results as well as show good performances. Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow as Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be sidelined for a number of weeks because of a knee injury, with the club unable to recall Nathaniel Clyne from his loan at Bournemouth, sources have told ESPN FC Alexander-Arnold injured himself during the warm up ahead of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, but managed to complete the game. A source said the 20-year-old does not require surgery, which could help speed up his recovery, although...
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Manchester United fans furious at reduced ticket allotment for FA Cup clash at Arsenal

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The FC guys believe Manchester United and Arsenal will put it all on the line when they face off in the FA Cup fourth round. The ESPN FC crew examine Paul Pogba's improved performances at Manchester United with the departure of Jose Mourinho. Manchester United supporters have been left furious as it appears they are to be offered a reduced ticket allocation for next week's FA Cup fourth-round trip to Arsenal. According to the competition guidelines, United are entitled to up to 15 percent of the 60,000 capacity at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium when the two sides meet on Jan. 25. While the allocation for the match should be around 9,000 tickets, Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST) said they have been told that Arsenal are offering...
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Newcastle get extra-time win, Stoke fall to Shrews in FA Cup replays

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Blackburn Rovers Newcastle United 2 4 AET Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Extra time goals from Joselu and Ayoze Pérez saw Newcastle United through to the FA Cup 4th round with a 4-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. Newcastle United beat Blackburn Rovers 4-2 after extra time while Championship side Stoke City threw away a two-goal lead as they suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by third-tier Shrewsbury Town in FA Cup third-round replays on Tuesday. Newcastle fans, who had seen their side narrowly escape defeat in the home match with Championship Blackburn, were given some respite from their top-flight struggles with a replay win against their fellow six-time FA Cup winners at Ewood Park. Rafa Benitez's much-changed...
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Melbourne Victory hand Brisbane Roar historic A-League loss

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Brisbane Roar Melbourne Victory 0 5 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats The Melbourne Victory handed Brisbane their biggest A-League defeat and extended their winless streak to nine with a 5-0 thumping at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday. Kevin Muscat's men lived up to their billing of favourites, but were helped by some Roar wastefulness before running away from a re-jigged Brisbane in the second half. Swede Ola Toivonen struck first with a neat header when left alone at the back post in the 14th minute, while Kosta Barbarouses was calm from the penalty spot after a Luke...
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Arsenal's Petr Cech announces retirement from football at end of season

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Craig Burley says Arsenal's recent poor form was always expected, and the club have to respect Unai Emery's treatment of Mesut Ozil. The guys respond to your tweets about Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal's funds, Lionel Messi's leadership, players who influenced their careers and spying. Samir Nasri assisted on Declan Rice's winner as West Ham defeated Arsenal at home for the first time since November 2006. Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner work through the long list of reasons Arsenal wasn't able to get a win on the road against West Ham. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his retirement from football at the end of the season. Cech, 36, has lost his place in Unai Emery's side to Bernd Leno and has said his 20th campaign as a professional will be his last. pic.twitter.com/xRnP0Rnv21— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019 "This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season," Cech wrote on Twitter. "Having played in the Premier League and won...
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Austin FC announced as 27th MLS franchise, will begin play in 2021

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The Austin franchise has already released plans for a new stadium. Austin FC will become Major League Soccer's 27th franchise, the league confirmed on Tuesday. The Texas club will join MLS as an expansion franchise after its ownership group Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV) spent the past year exploring moving its previous club -- the Columbus Crew -- to the Texas capital. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Atlanta caps dream season with MLS Cup ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS playoff action and debate. Watch anytime, anywhere by subscribing to ESPN+ Atlanta's MLS Cup hangover just beginning Right now, Atlanta United is on top of MLS. But with an offseason of change ahead, how will the champions replace their most influential characters? Why are LA Galaxy, MLS's most decorated club, such a mess? No one has more MLS Cups than LA Galaxy, but for the second straight year, they've missed the playoffs. What's plaguing MLS' original glamour club? - ESPN FC TV: MLS debate on ESPN+ - Upcoming fixtures - All the latest MLS news "Austin is a thriving metropolitan city -- the embodiment of what we mean when we say MLS is a 'League for a new America,'" said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "We are extremely proud to be the first...
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Chelsea charged with racist behaviour by UEFA for supporters' chants

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Willian's sublime second-half curler gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Newcastle, at Stamford Bridge. Willian's sublime second-half curler gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Newcastle, at Stamford Bridge. Willian's sublime second-half curler gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Newcastle, at Stamford Bridge. UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea on a charge of racist behaviour relating to antisemitic chants by their supporters in a Europa League group match against Vidi in December. The match, which ended 2-2, was marred from the opening minutes by reports on social media of antisemitic chanting coming from the section of Groupama Arena that housed the 1,273 Chelsea supporters who had travelled to Budapest. Chelsea now face the possibility of a partial closure of Stamford Bridge for...
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Tottenham's Son Heung-Min: 7 reasons Premier League will miss South Korea star at Asian Cup

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Son Heung-Min will be missed by the Premier League while he's at the Asian Cup. The Son ain't gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup. "Sonny" has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley. He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs' next five matches should Korea make it all the way through to the final in Abu Dhabi. With reference...
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Asian Cup: Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

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Bahrain left it late against India. India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine's side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening. India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed's spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A. They join hosts the United Arab Emirates and Thailand in the Round of 16...
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After Asian Cup exit, what next for India?

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Stephen Constantine's men did it the hard way -- scripting an improbable second-half wipeout of Thailand in a 4-1 win, pushing hosts UAE to the edge but paying for their lack of finishing in a 2-0 defeat, and then reserved their worst for the last. The score might have read only 1-0 to Bahrain, but India were outplayed and outmaneuvered before finally being shown the way out. What are some of the positives and negatives, and what lies in store for this team, now without Constantine, who stepped...
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