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PREMIER LEAGUE

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May 17, 2017
Arsenal takes top-four race down to wire
The race for the final two tickets to next season's Champions League will go to the wire after Arsenal retained its slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four thanks to a late burst from Alexis Sanchez against Sunderland on Tuesday.
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May 12, 2017
Mourinho puts United's season on the line
The gamble had to pay off for Jose Mourinho and it did, or rather it has so far. The Manchester United manager had prioritized the Europa League over a top-four finish in the Premier League, and for someone who has made pragmatism an art form to roll the dice in such an all-or-nothing manner is out of...
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May 5, 2017
Mourinho giving old nemesis Wenger a break on Sunday
It is a measure of the popularity of Mauricio Pochettino with Tottenham fans and the continued displeasure Arsenal supporters have with Arsene Wenger that for the majority of Spurs followers ending a season without a trophy will be more satisfying than winning the second-most important competition in...
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Apr 27, 2017
Tottenham keeps title hopes alive with narrow victory
With less than a month of the Premier League season left, it remains Chelsea's title to lose but Tottenham Hotspur defiantly stayed in contention by grinding out a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
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Apr 16, 2017
Spurs stay hot on Chelsea's tail with win over Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur remained a worrying presence in Chelsea's rearview mirror after a second successive 4-0 victory cut the gap in the Premier League title race to four points on Saturday.
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Apr 9, 2017
Chelsea wins again but Spurs keep up chase
Chelsea had the look of a champion again as it maintained its comfortable seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday — but Tottenham Hotspur will not give up the chase.
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Apr 5, 2017
Late Ibrahimovic penalty rescues point for United
Manchester United's struggle to achieve a top-four finish continued on Tuesday as Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to the rescue with an added-time penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw against Everton in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
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Apr 2, 2017
Chelsea suffers shock defeat to Palace
New life was pumped into the Premier League title race on Saturday after leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, enabling Tottenham Hotspur to cut the gap at the top to seven points after its 2-0 win at Burnley.
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Mar 3, 2017
Liverpool's erratic play this season difficult to decipher
Jürgen Klopp knows what is wrong with Liverpool. He just does not know how to fix it.
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Feb 3, 2017
Victory over Arsenal virtually guarantees Chelsea title
If Chelsea beats Arsenal on Saturday, the fat lady can begin gargling.
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Feb 1, 2017
Chelsea comfortable after Liverpool draw
Diego Costa's missed second-half penalty cost Premier League leader Chelsea a victory at Liverpool on Tuesday but a 1-1 draw did little damage to its title prospects as closest rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points.
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Jan 15, 2017
Chelsea shrugs off Costa's absence
Chelsea made light of striker Diego Costa's absence to extend its lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points on Saturday with a 3-0 win at champion Leicester City.
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Jan 4, 2017
Arsenal roars back to claim dramatic draw at Bournemouth
Flimsy before halftime, fabulous by the end; Arsenal revealed the split personality that has undermined so many of its Premier League title attempts as it snatched an unforgettable 3-3 draw at Bournemouth on Tuesday.
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Dec 30, 2016
Premier League champion Leicester's rapid descent easy to see coming
One of the attractions of football is the inability to understand how the near impossible happens. The best coaches, the leading pundits, the most experienced observers and the club's fans could not really explain how or why Leicester City won the Premier League last season. You still think you should...
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Dec 25, 2016
Mourinho starting to feel at home with Manchester United
Jose Mourinho explained how happy he was with his Manchester United project on Friday, acknowledging it was "easy to feel at home" with one of the world's biggest clubs.
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Dec 23, 2016
Arsenal up to old tricks as season nears midway point
Arsenal FC — An Apology.
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Dec 16, 2016
Teams with best goalkeepers likely to decide title race
The Premier League title race is becoming a little like an Agatha Christie play. Initially there are six suspects, then one by one they disappear for whatever reason.
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Dec 12, 2016
Costa returns Chelsea to top of league
Chelsea striker Diego Costa's class shone through as he fired his team back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion as the previous day's goal glut turned into a trickle.
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Dec 9, 2016
Bradley set to be made scapegoat for Swansea's woes
Even by the madcap standards of a sport in which too many lunatics have taken over their respective asylums, the news that Swansea City manager Bob Bradley could be facing the sack after just seven matches beggars belief.
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Dec 5, 2016
Errors cost Liverpool, United points
Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United were caught by late sucker punches in two games that finished far more dramatically than they began on Sunday.

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