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Steve Bruce: Aston Villa got away with one against Yeovil

August 15,2018 by PA

Steve Bruce admitted that his Aston Villa side “got away with it” after beating Yeovil 1-0 in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Bruce made several changes and needed to send on Jack Grealish and Jonathan Kodjia to secure a place in the secound round, with the duo combining to set up Conor Hourihane for his 77th-minute winner.And the Villa boss felt goalkeeper Andre Moreira &nda...

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McCann calls on Doncaster to develop ruthless streak after win over Scunthorpe

August 15,2018 by PA

Doncaster boss Grant McCann challenged his side to develop a ruthless streak after watching them book a place in the second round of the Carabao Cup at the expense of rivals Scunthorpe.A goal in each half from Mallik Wilks and Danny Andrew set Rovers on the road to victory, with John Marquis having a late penalty saved before Stephen Humphrys curled in a consolation for the Iron.While the margin...

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Paul Warne lauds two-goal Rotherham striker Jamie Proctor after win over Wigan

August 15,2018 by PA

Rotherham manager Paul Warne hailed returning striker Jamie Proctor as he helped fire the Millers through to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 win against Wigan.The striker was making his first appearance for Rotherham’s first-team since missing out on almost 12 months of action with a cruciate ligament injury.Proctor put Rotherham ahead with a neat finish after 37 minutes.Sem...

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Keith Hill desperate for Rochdale to be more clinical in front of goal

August 15,2018 by PA

Keith Hill is desperate for Rochdale to be more clinical in front of goal even after beating Grimsby 2-0 in the Carabao Cup.Oliver Rathbone scored in each half as the League One visitors booked their place in the next round of the competition.It means they could now be drawn against Premier League opposition, but the Dale boss was not fully satisfied at Blundell Park.Hill said: “Maybe I&rs...

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Michael Flynn: Franks looked like Beckenbauer during outstanding Newport goal

August 15,2018 by PA

Newport boss Michael Flynn lauded his side after their Carabao Cup win at Cambridge.The Exiles progressed to the second round with a dominant 4-1 away victory, set up by Padraig Amond’s quick-fire double in the first half.Jamille Matt and Antoine Semenyo netted after half-time, while Ade Azeez’s penalty in the last minute was scant consolation for the U’s.A delighted Flynn said...

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Matt Taylor pleased with Exeter’s youngsters

August 15,2018 by PA

Exeter manager Matt Taylor praised the impact of his young substitutes as they helped the Grecians beat Ipswich 4-2 on penalties in the Carabao Cup.After Kayden Jackson’s debut goal for the Tractor Boys, former Ipswich man Troy Brown headed Exeter level before another ex-Town man, Lee Martin, scored the decisive penalty in the shoot-out.But it was the impact of youngsters Archie Collins, J...

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Nigel Clough’s Burton end wait for win with Carabao Cup success

August 15,2018 by PA

Nigel Clough was relieved to see his Burton Albion side claim their first win of the season after they came from a goal down to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 in the Carabao Cup first round.Shaun Whalley fired the hosts in front but David Templeton pulled Burton level on the stroke of half-time before Lucas Akins converted a 64th-minute penalty.Burton, relegated from the Championship last season, had opene...

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Alisson is already making his presence felt at Liverpool - Van Dijk

August 14,2018 by Goal.com

Virgil van Dijk believes the £65 million mans calmness and ability on the ball will help get the Reds playing Virgil van Dijk believes the arrival of Alisson Becker will help Liverpool achieve their objectives this season. The Brazilian was a virtual spectator as he made his Premier League debut on Sunday, watching on as the Reds swept aside West Ham 4-0 at Anfield. Recruited from Rom...

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Man City ace David Silva announces international retirement: Well never forget Aragones

August 14,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has announced his international retirement. The former Valencia star released a statement on Monday. After 12 years in La Roja he played 125 games, scored 35 goals and won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and two European Championships, in Austria and Switzerland 2008 and in Poland and Ukraine 2012. Silva announced: Im happy for everything Ive ach...

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Rafinha very likely to stay at Barcelona

August 14,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

After spending part of last season on loan at Inter, Rafinha looks set to remain at Barcelona for at least the first half of 2018-19. Barcelona director Ariedo Braida expects Rafinha to remain at the Spanish club after Inter opted against making his loan move permanent. Rafinha, like his brother Thiago Alcantara, came through the youth system at Barca and was highly rated as a youngster, cat...

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Barcelona director Braida: Man Utd ace Pogba an amazing player

August 14,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Barcelona director Ariedo Braida admits the board admires Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Barca continue to be linked with the France World Cup winner this month. Braida said: Pogba? I do not think were going to move, but hes an amazing player. Today we are talking more money than football. The important thing is to buy well and make no mistakes. Pogba started and scored for ...

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Tottenham facing Christian Eriksen fight as PSG join race for £100m midfielder - EXCLUSIVE

August 14,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been a top performer at the club And PSG are understood to be willing to make cuts to their squad to finance a move for Eriksen due to UEFA concerns about Financial Fair Play. Spurs have been trying hard to secure the Dane to a new deal, with his current one expiring in two years. But unlike other aces at the club, including striker Harry Kane, Eriks...

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Asmir Begovic: Kepa Arrizabalaga can be a huge star at Chelsea for many years

August 14,2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has been singing the praises of Chelseas new keeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga. I think this is someone Chelsea can really build around for many years to come Kepa signed for Chelsea on August 9th for a record-breaking £71 million, which surpassed the previous record of £66 million for the worlds most expensive goalkeeper which was Liverpools Al...

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Ronaldo arrival has taken Juve forward in Europe – Nedved

August 14,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved is excited about the future after Cristiano Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Turin. Pavel Nedved said the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has increased Juventus standing among Europes elite as the vice-president lauded the five-time Ballon dOr winner. Ronaldo sensationally swapped European champions Real Madrid for Juve in a €112million deal and the ...

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Arsenal star suggests potential Unai Emery tactical change after Manchester City defeat

August 14,2018 by Caughtoffside.com

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has suggested it would be good to have Alexandre Lacazette in the team more after he was only introduced as a substitute against Manchester City. Aubameyang was given the nod by manager Unai Emery to start up front for the Gunners against City in their 2-0 opening day defeat at the Emirates Stadium. Lacazette later came on off the bench and looked li...

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Chelsea ace Willian: If Conte had stayed Id have left

August 14,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Willian admits hed have quit Chelsea if former manager Antonio Conte had remained in charge. The midfielder admits hes enjoying his football under new gaffer Maurizio Sarri and was pleased to be part of victory at Huddersfield Town. Willian told ESPN Brasil: Im here. I am here because I want to play for Chelsea. I will only leave if Chelsea wants me to leave. Would I still be here if Con...

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Pep Guardiola wants Raheem Sterling to sign contract extension

August 14,2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Raheem Sterling is currently entering the final two years of his contract and Manchester City are keen to tie down the winger to a longer deal. We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stayHowever, negotiations between Sterling and the club over a new contract seem to have been going on for some time now. Despite this, Pep Guardiola is still very hopeful that Sterling will put pe...

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery: This is why I left out Bernd Leno against Man City

August 13,2018 by Express.co.uk

Leno joined Arsenal for £19million from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer and is expected to compete with Cech to be first choice. But Emery gave Cech the nod against City and the 36-year-old conceded twice as the Gunners were beaten 2-0 by the Premier League. Emery was asked about Leno not starting after the match and said the Germany internationals chance will come soon. Emery said...

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Michy Batshuayi reveals the real reason he quit Chelsea

August 13,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

The 24-year-old was shipped out to La Liga by Maurizio Sarri having been deemed surplus to requirements by the ex-Napoli boss. Batshuayi only joined Chelsea 12 months ago. However, he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and spent the second half of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund. His record in the Bundesliga was impressive. The Belgium international bagged nine goals in 1...

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