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Solskjaer: United win over Tottenham doesn't put me ahead of Pochettino

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Craig Burley goes to the tape and demonstrates how the pace of Manchester United's front three played a key role in their win at Tottenham. ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Check out the best of David De Gea's 11-save performance for Manchester United in a crucial 1-0 win at Tottenham. LONDON, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United's victory over Tottenham does not mean he has got one over on Mauricio Pochettino in the race to be the next permanent manager at Old Trafford.  Solskjaer saw his odds on becoming Jose Mourinho's long-term successor cut after the 1-0 win at Wembley on Sunday. He is now joint favourite with Pochettino but Solskjaer insists the result was more important than the effect on his job prospects. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE in January - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! "This game was never about me or him,...
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Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top

3 days 20 hours ago
Barcelona Eibar 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Luis Suarez found the net twice and Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal, as Barcelona cruised past Eibar at the Camp Nou. Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar. Barca came into the match on the back of a defeat to Levante in the Copa del Rey, but were back to winning ways with a relatively simple victory at Camp Nou. The sale of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla led boss Ernesto Valverde to say that they need to sign a back-up to Suarez in the January transfer...
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InterMilan thumps Benevento in Coppa Italia match behind closed doors

3 days 20 hours ago
Internazionale Benevento 6 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Mauro Icardi and Inter made quick work of Serie B side Benevento to book their spot in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals. Antonio Candreva and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals apiece as Inter Milan thumped Benevento 6-2 on Sunday in a Coppa Italia match played behind closed doors following racist insults aimed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly last month. Inter raced to a two-goal lead in less than 10 minutes against their Serie B opponents when Mauro Icardi converted a penalty and Candreva fired home the rebound after an Icardi header struck the post. Inter Milan never had trouble against Serie B side Benevento on Sunday. Dalbert blasted the third just before halftime in the round...
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Harry Kane, Tottenham wasteful as Manchester United punish profligacy

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Check out the best of David De Gea's 11-save performance for Manchester United in a crucial 1-0 win at Tottenham. David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win his first six matches with a huge win at Tottenham. Tottenham paid for their profligacy as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United on Sunday. Marcus Rashford finished clinically at the end of the first half after a misplaced pass from Kieran Trippier, and Spurs were unable to match the 21-year-old's coolness in front of goal. Despite a second-half onslaught, they were unable to find a way past David De Gea and slipped nine points behind leaders Liverpool, while sixth-placed United have moved within seven points of them in the fight for...
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Numbers: Lionel Messi reaches 400, David De Gea saves Manchester United

3 days 20 hours ago
The FC crew answer your tweets on Liverpool's controversial penalty against Brighton and what's caused Manchester United's resurgence. ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Craig Burley and Steve Nicol are unsure Gareth Southgate will suit Man United after reports listed him as a potential long-term replacement. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are not the Harlem Globetrotters, and must get results as well as show good performances. Lionel Messi hit another milestone as Barcelona swatted Eibar aside 3-0 to maintain their five-point lead atop La Liga. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer passed his first 'real' tactical test with a tough 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal stumbled at West Ham, losing 1-0 while Liverpool saw off Brighton by the same score with a performance that screamed substance over style. Here are the best of the numbers from this week's football action. 400 Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in...
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Numbers: Messi makes La Liga history, Dave saves United

3 days 20 hours ago
The FC crew answer your tweets on Liverpool's controversial penalty against Brighton and what's caused Manchester United's resurgence. ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Lionel Messi hit another milestone as Barcelona swatted Eibar aside 3-0 to maintain their five-point lead atop La Liga. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer passed his first 'real' tactical test with a tough 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal stumbled at West Ham, losing 1-0 while Liverpool saw off Brighton by the same score with a performance that screamed substance over style. Here are the best of the numbers from this week's football action. 400 Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in...
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De Gea 10/10, Pogba and Rashford also star for Man United in win at Spurs

3 days 20 hours ago
Check out the best of David De Gea's 11-save performance for Manchester United in a crucial 1-0 win at Tottenham. David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win his first six matches with a huge win at Tottenham. If this was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first real test then he passed it, as Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley to earn their caretaker manager his sixth win out of six. United registered their first win over a top-six rival this season thanks to Marcus Rashford's 44th-minute goal -- his sixth in his past nine games -- and a brilliant display by goalkeeper David De Gea. Positives United played away from home against a big rival and were positive. It was not a massive surprise given Solskjaer...
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Almoez Ali makes history as Qatar thump North Korea to reach Asian Cup knockouts

3 days 21 hours ago
Almoez Ali scored four as Qatar reached the Asian Cup knockout rounds after thrashing North Korea. Qatar strode impressively into the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup on Sunday as the 2022 World Cup hosts handed North Korea a 6-0 thrashing, with striker Almoez Ali scoring a record-equalling four times for Felix Sanchez's side. The Al Duhail forward was in rampant form for the Qataris as he became only the fourth player in Asian Cup history to score four in a single game. Ali helped himself against a poor North Korean side, who trailed from the ninth minute and were six goals down with a quarter...
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Solskjaer surpasses Matt Busby to make Manchester United history with six successive wins

3 days 21 hours ago
David De Gea's 11 saves helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer become the first Man United manager to win his first six matches with a huge win at Tottenham. English Premier League: David de Gea (65') Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United English Premier League: Paul Pogba (56') Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United English Premier League: David de Gea (51') Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United English Premier League: Marcus Rashford (45') Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made Manchester United history with Sunday's 1-0 victory over Tottenham making it six wins in his first six matches as manager -- overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record of five. Solskjaer was appointed in December as caretaker following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and remains just one of a number of candidates for the role on a full-time basis when a decision is made in the summer. A clash away at Tottenham was billed as the first real test of Solskjaer's...
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Rashford, De Gea the heroes as Solskjaer keeps perfect United start with win over Tottenham

3 days 21 hours ago
Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Marcus Rashford's first half goal made it six wins out of six at Manchester United for caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 1-0 win at Tottenham. United were indebted to David de Gea's heroics as he made a string of second half saves to maintain his side's advantage -- making more saves (11) in that 45 minutes than any other goalkeeper had made in an entire Premier League match this season. "Results wise, to come away here and beat Tottenham is fantastic," Solskjaer said. "We hung on in...
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