Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25 PM

Manchester United ready to sell Luke Shaw for £20m in January

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Manchester United ready to sell Luke Shaw for £20m in January
Manchester United ready to sell Luke Shaw for £20m in January
Despite paying over £30m three-and-a-half years ago it is understood United would be willing to accept as much as £10m less now

Chelsea ace Cesc: Beating Swansea without Hazard very important

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Chelsea ace Cesc: Beating Swansea without Hazard very important
Chelsea ace Cesc: Beating Swansea without Hazard very important

Chelsea ace Cesc Fabregas says victory last night over Swansea City was important with Eden Hazard given a rest.

Cesar Azpilicueta was rested in the Premier League for the first time under manager Antonion Conte, ending a run of 74 successive league starts since December 2015, while Hazard was relegated to the substitutes' bench.

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Isco reveals why Sergio Ramos smells his feet after he scores

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Isco reveals why Sergio Ramos smells his feet after he scores

We’re all for unique celebrations here at Dream Team.

There’s nothing worse than a generic, uninspired fist pump followed by a group hug.

While we’re all for innovation and experimentation, we’re not entirely convinced with Sergio Ramos and Isco’s new post-goal routine.

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Initially it looked as if Real Madrid’s skipper simply kissed his team-mate’s boot — a classic celebration.

But upon closer inspection, it’s clear that Ramos smells Isco’s foot in the aftermath of a goal.

Fortunately, Isco has provided the much-needed explanation.

“We have a joke between Sergio and me,” he told Marca.

“We say that our feet smell, so when one of us scores we celebrate in that way.”

Whose feet smell worse?REUTERS

Simply as that then.

Isco has made a name for himself in the world of celebrations in recent times.

The celebration below means ‘I love you’ in sign language and the Spanish playmaker does it at the request of a young deaf fan…

This came from… This. Good lad!

Earlier this month, it was reported that Isco annoyed Cristiano Ronaldo when he didn’t immediately run over to acknowledge the Portuguese superstar’s assist after his goal against Las Palmas.

Which may be why he’s now playing it safe with good old-fashioned feet-sniffing.

Manchester City knocked out of Checkatrade Trophy

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Manchester City knocked out of Checkatrade Trophy
Manchester City knocked out of Checkatrade Trophy

The Manchester City Under-21 side have been knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy following the defeat at the hands of Chesterfield.

Manchester City played out an enthralling 2-2 draw against Chesterfield in the Checkatrade Trophy during regulation time and the winner of the match had to be decided through a penalty shootout.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:12 PM

DREAM TEAM POINTS: Stoke 0 Liverpool 3

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DREAM TEAM POINTS: Stoke 0 Liverpool 3

Liverpool fans felt Mohamed Salah wasn’t clinical enough at the start of the season.

Well now the Egyptian winger is the top scorer in the Premier League and has more goals than Lionel Messi and Neymar this season.

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Not bad.

Salah scored his 11th and 12th goals of the seasonPA:Press Association Salah scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season[/caption]

Salah was at it again on Wednesday night, coming off the bench to score twice as Liverpool comfortably saw off Stoke 3-0.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the first half before Salah scored a quick fire brace to make sure of all three points for the Reds.

But Liverpool supporters held special praise for a man who didn’t find the net.

Roberto Firmino’s unselfishness is one of his main and most endearing attributes, and the Brazilian displayed that quality again for Mane’s goal.

With Mane’s delicate chip only tricking over the line, Firmino had the opportunity to steal the goal himself – but instead stopped to allow his team-mate to score instead.

if you were roberto firmino, would you have stolen sadio mane's goal? i definitely would've. pic.twitter.com/U9GlVA8qwf

— justin lew block (@JBlock49) November 29, 2017

Firmino letting that roll in instead of snaking Mane’s goal. That’s the kind of mate I need in life

— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) November 29, 2017

Shout out to Bobby Firmino for not being a goal stealing grass, what a man.

— Jay 🀷🏼‍♂️ (@64_bit_hero) November 29, 2017

Sums up Firmino that he just stood and watched ManΓ©'s shot bounce over the line, even though he was in position to score it. Most strikers would probably tap that in and claim the goal.

— Mik (@MikLFC) November 29, 2017

DREAM TEAM POINTS (COURTESY OF WHOSCORED RATINGS):

STOKE: Grant -2, Diouf 0, Zouma 1, Shawcross -2, Martins Indi -3, Pieters -2, Allen 0, Fletcher 0, Shaqiri 0, Choup-Moting 0, Crouch 3

Subs: Rodriguez 0, Adam 0

Booked: Martins Indi

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet 7, Gomez 5, Matip 8, Lovren 8, Moreno 8, Can 3, Wijnaldum -1, Oxlade-Chamberlain -1, Firmino 3, Mane 14, Solanke 5

Subs: Salah 13, Henderson 0, Milner 5

Booked: Mignolet, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum

STAR MAN: SADIO MANE

New West Brom boss Pardew supports British managers

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New West Brom boss Pardew supports British managers
New West Brom boss Pardew supports British managers

Alan Pardew has defended his appointment at West Brom and Sam Allardyce's at Everton, insisting they have a "history of delivering", reports Sky Sports.

Allardyce was finalising terms to become Everton's new manager on Wednesday, having succeeded Pardew at Palace only to leave the club after saving them from relegation at the end of last season.

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A new FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla

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A new FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla
A new FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla

FIFA advisers: ‘Danger’ for gay fans at World Cup in Russia

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FIFA advisers: ‘Danger’ for gay fans at World Cup in Russia
FIFA advisers: 'Danger' for gay fans at World Cup in Russia

MOSCOW — FIFA’s anti-discrimination advisers are warning gay soccer fans going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia that displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from intolerant locals. Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay sentiment remains strong and intensified after a law was introduced in 2013 prohibiting dissemination […]

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:24 PM

Chilembe keen on CAPS return

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Chilembe keen on CAPS return

FORMER CAPS United captain Laughter Chilembe has expressed his desire to have another dance with his former club and reunite with his former teammate and current head coach Lloyd Chitembwe.

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Jamie Vardy has submitted his goal of the season contender

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Jamie Vardy has submitted his goal of the season contender

Jamie Vardy is back to having a party now his wife is in the jungle.

But it’s not affecting his football.

The Premier League winner has just scored one of the goals of the season.

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And yes Spurs fans he definitely meant it.

Vardy clocked up a century of league goals with a delightful volleyed chip past the stranded Hugo Lloris.

In the 13th minute Marc Albrighton curled a cross from the left and Vardy watched it come over his shoulder before nudging it first time into the opposite corner.

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It is a beauty.

The goal is up there with the best we’ve seen this season.

Demonstrating a lethal mix of pace, awareness and instinct Vardy won’t score many better than this.

Can i get three crates of blue WKD delivered to the King Power?

It makes it all the sweeter that it was against Spurs who have one of the best defences in the league.

Jamie Vardy having a party!! 😊 Cmon Lesta slap these boys

— Gappy Smooth (@Orae_Khalil) November 28, 2017

Is it me or has @vardy7 started to play football properly again? Seems to much of a coincidence that this has Happened ever since his Mrs left??? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

— Footballing Hero (@FootballingHero) November 28, 2017

Jamie Vardy is an unbelievable striker

— Flynn Bradley (@flynnbradley4) November 28, 2017

Vardy is a celebrity get in there.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 28, 2017

The north London club’s fans were giving Vardy a bit of stick prior to the goal about his wife’s appearance in the jungle.

By the look on Vardy’s face when he ran off to celebrate he certainly enjoyed that one.

Unless Peter Crouch can conjure up another 35-yard volley we could have already seen the goal of the season.

Football was the biggest winner here.

Impact of Stokes' absence laid bare in England's Gabba defeat

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Impact of Stokes' absence laid bare in England's Gabba defeat
Impact of Stokes' absence laid bare in England's Gabba defeat

Stokes headed Down Under but not for Ashes, says ECB

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Stokes headed Down Under but not for Ashes, says ECB
Stokes headed Down Under but not for Ashes, says ECB

Monday, November 27, 2017 6:18 PM

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Lanus pin their Libertadores hopes on Messi’s former team-mate

News – World Soccer
Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Lanus pin their Libertadores hopes on Messi’s former team-mate

Little winger Acosta could play a big role in the second leg against Gremio

Lautaro Acosta of Lanus celebrates after scoring a penalty during the second leg match between Lanus and San Lorenzo as part of the quarter finals of Copa Libertadores 2017 at Ciudad de Lanus Stadium in Lanus, Argentina. (Photo: Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)The little winger could play a big role in the second leg against Gremio

​Stoke boss Hughes stresses Liverpool pose a threat overall not just Salah

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​Stoke boss Hughes stresses Liverpool pose a threat overall not just Salah
​Stoke boss Hughes stresses Liverpool pose a threat overall not just Salah

Stoke boss Hughes stresses Liverpool pose a threat overall not just Salah

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says his team must be aware of the threat posed by the whole Liverpool team and not become preoccupied with prolific scorer Mo Salah.

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to face no punishment for kicking Brighton's Gaetan Bong

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to face no punishment for kicking Brighton's Gaetan Bong
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to face no punishment for kicking Brighton's Gaetan Bong
Television cameras appeared to show the United striker kick out at Bong

Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

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Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th
Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th

LONDON — Only a third of the way into its Premier League campaign, Manchester City is already making history. Pep Guardiola’s City defeated Huddersfield 2-1 Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win. City also moved to 37 points from 13 games — the highest ever points total at this stage of a […]

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Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:39 PM

Global Cebu settles for 2nd in Singapore

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Global Cebu settles for 2nd in Singapore

Global Cebu’s historic run in the RHB Singapore Cup 2017 came to a heartbreaking end on Saturday after the Philippine club bowed to Albirex Niigata in a penalty shootout at Jalan Besar Stadium.

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Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Dortmund facing crisis over Aubameyang

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Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Dortmund facing crisis over Aubameyang

Striker is in the throes of a slow-motion departure from the Westfalenstadion

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund (Photo: Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)Striker is in the throes of a slow-motion departure from the Westfalenstadion

Southampton vs Everton live: Latest score as sublime Gylfi Sigurdsson strike cancels out Dusan Tadic's opener

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Southampton vs Everton live: Latest score as sublime Gylfi Sigurdsson strike cancels out Dusan Tadic's opener
Southampton vs Everton live: Latest score as sublime Gylfi Sigurdsson strike cancels out Dusan Tadic's opener
Follow the latest from the Premier League clash at St Mary's

Why didn’t Mo Salah celebrate against Chelsea?

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Why didn’t Mo Salah celebrate against Chelsea?

To celebrate or not to celebrate.

OK, I get it if you have been at a club for a long time, you were loved by the fans and left as a mutual decision and you choose not to celebrate when you score against your old employers.

But if you have been bought on a whim, not given a fair chance to demonstrate your skills and then shipped out, some would argue you owe your current fans a release of passion.

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However, Liverpool’s Mo Salah was most likely showing a sign of respect to the 300 people who lost their lives in a horrific terror attack in Egypt.

Salah is one of the best players in the Premier League this season and continued his great form against Chelsea.

The Egyptian played at Stamford Bridge for a year before he was unceremoniously sent on loan to Fiorentina.

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Fair play to him, he eventually joined Roma and became one of the hottest properties in Serie A.

Liverpool recognised that talent and splashed around £40 million on bringing him back to England.

So when the two met at Anfield this evening and Salah opened the scoring after the ball broke fortuitously in the box, he would have been forgiven for wheeling away in celebration.

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But Salah is a class act. 

While some on Twitter claimed it was a sign of respect to Chelsea, we prefer the idea he was respecting those who died in Egypt yesterday.

Good on you, Mo.

Why Mo salah didn't celebrate? its not about his former club rather its about remembering those who lost their life in Egypt the terror attack. He has no reason to respect his former club which didn't give chance to shine. #bbcfootball

— Bahiru Tilahun (@bahijour) November 25, 2017

1-0 to LFC. Salah. Again. Didn't celebrate the goal as a mark of respect for those who were killed in Egypt yesterday. Chelsea are still threatening though. Sturridge subbed for Gini. 15 to go.

— Mark S (@jacobs_ladder71) November 25, 2017

Salah didn't celebrate out of respect to those who died in the terror attack in Egypt yesterday, nothing to do with him being a former Chelsea player.

— Savage Gooner (@OTF_Bmagic) November 25, 2017

Moment of the #LIVCHE match was to see Mo Salah score & then not celebrate.

Probably did it as a mark of respect for the 200 odd people who lost their life back home yesterday!

— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) November 25, 2017

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Saturday, November 25, 2017 6:54 PM

Jurgen Klopp believes delayed Adam Lallana substitution would have prevented Chelsea's late equaliser

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Jurgen Klopp believes delayed Adam Lallana substitution would have prevented Chelsea's late equaliser
Jurgen Klopp believes delayed Adam Lallana substitution would have prevented Chelsea's late equaliser
The Reds were told to wait to make their changes before Willian scored

Bayern suffer shock loss

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Bayern suffer shock loss
Bayern suffer shock loss

Modric rested for Malaga clash

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Modric rested for Malaga clash
Modric rested for Malaga clash

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Man United career at stake as Jose Mourinho issues sharp warning to misfiring midfield star

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Man United career at stake as Jose Mourinho issues sharp warning to misfiring midfield star

Jose Mourinho warned Henrikh Mkhitaryan he needs to up his game if he wants a future at Manchester United.

Mourinho axed the Armenian from his last two squads for “disappearing” in games but he will recall him for today’s visit of Brighton to Old Trafford but it comes with a caution.

Jose Mourinho has told Henrikh Mkhitaryan to improve if he wants to stay at Man UtdJose Mourinho has told Henrikh Mkhitaryan to improve if he wants to stay at Man UtdGetty

Mourinho said: “I was not happy with his last performances.  I’m not speaking one or two, I’m speaking three, four or five. He started the season very well and after that step by step he was disappearing.

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“His performance levels in terms of goal scoring, assists, high pressing, recovering the ball high up the pitch, bringing the team with him as a No 10, were decreasing step by step. That was enough because the others worked to have a chance.

“Everybody works to have a chance. It’s as simple as that. So last couple of matches Mkhitaryan was out and other players had the opportunity.”

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Mkhitaryan’s United career has been hit and miss since his £30million move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of last year.

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He was also dropped the first six games of last season for two months as he was struggling to cope with the demands of the Premier League.

He finished the season well with 11 goals including the second in a 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax, but Mourinho clearly believes he has gone into reverse again.