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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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Manchester City's derby delight over Manchester United as Arsenal, Chelsea held at home

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Manchester City moved back to the top of the table with a 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday, overtaking Liverpool who beat Fulham earlier in the day. David Silva gave City the lead early on when he smashed in from close range following Bernardo Silva's cut back across the area. Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 just after half time with a ferocious strike into the roof of the net from inside the area. Anthony Martial pulled one back from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 but United never really looked...
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Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri: We are not creating enough chances

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Jordan Pickford made four saves to earn a clean sheet for Everton as Chelsea were unable to break through in a 0-0 draw. English Premier League: Willian (60') Chelsea 0-0 Everton LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has said that Chelsea are not creating as many chances as they should be after watching his team held to a goalless draw by Everton at Stamford Bridge. Marcos Alonso struck a post and Eden Hazard forced two good saves from Jordan Pickford as Chelsea pushed for a breakthrough in the second half, but Everton's goalkeeper went long spells without much to do as Marco Silva's aggressive pressing game plan successfully disrupted the home side's rhythm. For Sarri, the...
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Andrew Nabbout 'back to full fitness,' ready to push for Socceroos spot

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FFA CEO David Gallop has announced the #GETONSIDE campaign to help Australia's bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup. FFA Head of Leagues Craig O'Rourke says plans to expand the A-League are very much on target, but only if the incoming Football Federation Australia board can pick the two successful bids before the end of January. Andrew Nabbout plans to show Graham Arnold he has fully recovered from a shoulder injury as he returns to Socceroos camp for the first time since his World Cup campaign was cut short. The 25-year-old attacker had reconstructive surgery to mend the shoulder he dislocated in Russia but has cut his projected six-month absence in half to be a chance of featuring in Saturday's friendly against South Korea in Brisbane. Usually a winger, the Japan-based Nabbout became Australia's target man during Bert...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi returns from injury as Real Betis stun Camp Nou

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Barcelona Real Betis 3 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Lionel Messi scored twice on his return to action following a broken arm but could not stop Barcelona suffering a surprise defeat at home to Real Betis.  Messi broke his arm against Sevilla on Oct. 20 but made a quick recovery to take his place in Barcelona's starting XI at Camp Nou. Junior Firpo struck for Betis on 21 minutes before Joaquin Sanchez doubled the lead before the break. Messi reduced the deficit on 67 minutes with a penalty but Giovani Lo Celso made it 3-1 soon after. Substitute...
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Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic named in Major League Soccer's Best XI

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Sebastian Salazar catches up with Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron, after the star duo powered Atlanta United to the Eastern Conference finals. A dazzling display from Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron powered Atlanta United past New York City FC and into the Eastern Conference finals. Wayne Rooney made Major League Soccer's Best XI despite playing just a half-season after joining D.C. United. The English forward, who turned 33 last month, made his debut July 14 after leaving Everton and scored 12 goals in 20 games. He has 53 goals in 119 international appearances and is scheduled to make his England finale on Thursday in an exhibition against the United States at Wembley. He is joined by Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy and Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez...
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