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    Man City's Guardiola: Tottenham, Man United in Premier League title race

    Man City's Guardiola: Tottenham, Man United in Premier League title race


    Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on...

    Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on Top four. Sergio Aguero scored 50 seconds into the match and later added two more to complete the hat-trick as Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1. With Liverpool and Manchester City now only separated by three points, the FC crew assess which side has the edge in the Premier League title race. The FC panel assess what went wrong for Arsenal and what went right for Manchester City at the Etihad. MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola insists it is not a two-horse race for the Premier League title and has refused to rule out Tottenham Hotspur or even a resurgent Manchester United. Manchester City suffered a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United a week ago but after back-to-back draws by Liverpool -- most recently Monday's 1-1 result at West Ham -- they can move back to the top of the Premier League with a win at Everton on Wednesday night. 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! Spurs are two points behind City while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's...

    Bernardo Silva's Cuju Challenge - Via Man City


    Watch on as Man City's Bernardo Silva is put to the test in the most ancient form of football during this Lunar New Year...

    Watch on as Man City's Bernardo Silva is put to the test in the most ancient form of football during this Lunar New Year Special.
    Real Madrid target Hazard: I have made decision over Chelsea future

    Real Madrid target Hazard: I have made decision over Chelsea future


    Chelsea star Eden Hazard recaps his side's comfortable 5-0 win over Huddersfield which included two goals from the mesmerising Belgian. Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United...

    Chelsea star Eden Hazard recaps his side's comfortable 5-0 win over Huddersfield which included two goals from the mesmerising Belgian. Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Steve Nicol doesn't appreciate Maurizio Sarri's self-praise after Chelsea's rout of downtrodden Huddersfield Town. Two goals apiece from Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a straighforward 5-0 win over a feeble Huddersfield. Two goals apiece from Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a straighforward 5-0 win over a feeble Huddersfield. Eden Hazard has said he has made a decision on his Chelsea future, but has not expanded on what it is. The 28-year-old had said he had wanted to leave Stamford Bridge after last summer's World Cup, and that a move to Real Madrid -- a club he had been strongly with linked with -- would be a "dream." Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. LIVE: Latest from Transfer Talk FC Exclusives - D.C's Acosta move to PSG falls through - No interest in City's Mangala - Tottenham to move for £30m Soler - Man City eye Leicester's Chilwell Hazard has 18 months left on his Chelsea contract and it is unclear whether he will extend his stay beyond 2020. "I know what I'm going to do," the Belgium international said in an interview filmed for...
    Neymar parties hard with Alves, Mbappe for 27th birthday despite being on crutches

    Neymar parties hard with Alves, Mbappe for 27th birthday despite being on crutches


    Neymar was not going to let a little thing like being on crutches stop him throwing a huge 27th birthday party in Paris. Just as he's done for the past few years, Neymar threw himself a lavish party in Paris to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. The...

    Neymar was not going to let a little thing like being on crutches stop him throwing a huge 27th birthday party in Paris. Just as he's done for the past few years, Neymar threw himself a lavish party in Paris to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. The Paris Saint-Germain star actually turned 27 on Feb. 5 -- the same birthday as Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, Sven-Goran Eriksson and about 19 million others around the world. Neymar said that he wished he had "a new metatarsal" in a tearful speech to his assembled friends and family, but that was only a temporary break in the festivities. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Looks like a thoroughly...
    Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson - who beat cancer twice - forced to retire at 29

    Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson - who beat cancer twice - forced to retire at 29


    Joe Thompson in action for Rochdale during a League One clash with Northampton in 2016. Joe Thompson, the Rochdale midfielder who has beaten cancer twice in the past six years, has been forced to retire at the age of 29 after admitting that he has pushed...

    Joe Thompson in action for Rochdale during a League One clash with Northampton in 2016. Joe Thompson, the Rochdale midfielder who has beaten cancer twice in the past six years, has been forced to retire at the age of 29 after admitting that he has pushed his body to the "absolute limit." The former Manchester United trainee has announced his decision after being unable to overcome a hamstring injury sustained on the opening day of the League One season against Burton Albion in August. 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! "My decision to retire has been one of the hardest I've ever had to make," Thompson said. "After...

    Hilarious own goal from outside the penalty box in Denmark


    Helsingborgs' Anders Randrup scored a comical own goal from outside the penalty area in a friendly against Odense Boldklub in Denmark on Saturday - the match ended...

    Helsingborgs' Anders Randrup scored a comical own goal from outside the penalty area in a friendly against Odense Boldklub in Denmark on Saturday - the match ended 2-2.
    Arsenal match or music video? Mkhitaryan among stars hit by fog in Premier League 2 game

    Arsenal match or music video? Mkhitaryan among stars hit by fog in Premier League 2 game


    Arsenal's fog-bound Premier League 2 game against West Ham produced some hauntingly stunning images. Arsenal were in Premier League 2 action against West Ham on Monday night, only for the match to be abandoned at half-time due to weather conditions for...

    Arsenal's fog-bound Premier League 2 game against West Ham produced some hauntingly stunning images. Arsenal were in Premier League 2 action against West Ham on Monday night, only for the match to be abandoned at half-time due to weather conditions for which "adverse" is an understatement. The Gunners went in 3-0 up at the break but a blanket of impenetrable fog in Borehamwood meant that officials decided to call the game off before the start of the second period. The poor conditions actually gave the encounter the air of a kit-launch photoshoot or an 80s music video, complete with excessive back-lighting. Players...

    Klopp: Don't feel sorry for Liverpool


    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and...

    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham.
    Manchester United in talks with Rashford over new contract - sources

    Manchester United in talks with Rashford over new contract - sources


    Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester...

    Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle. Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Manchester United at large since Jose Mourinho left. Paul Pogba set up Marcus Rashford for the only goal of the match as Manchester United continue to close in on top four. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded his side's efforts to see out a hard-fought victory against Leicester City. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford comments on his side's 0-1 win over Leicester City and the team's chances of making the top four. Manchester United have opened contract talks with Marcus Rashford, sources have told ESPN FC. Negotiations with the striker are still at an early stage but United are keen to move quickly to tie down one of the most highly rated young players in the world. Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. LIVE: Latest from Transfer Talk FC Exclusives - D.C's Acosta move to PSG falls through - No interest in City's Mangala - Tottenham to move for £30m Soler - Man City eye Leicester's Chilwell After bursting into the first team squad under Louis van Gaal, Rashford signed a contract in May 2016 which would keep him at Old Trafford until 2021. But, after becoming an England regular and passing 150 club games, the United hierarchy have...
    Liverpool need to make changes to boost title hopes - Fabinho

    Liverpool need to make changes to boost title hopes - Fabinho


    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham. With Liverpool and Manchester City now only separated by three points, the FC crew assess which side has the edge...

    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham. With Liverpool and Manchester City now only separated by three points, the FC crew assess which side has the edge in the Premier League title race. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Jurgen Klopp's side in its current form looks uncomfortably like the Liverpool of 18 months ago. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. LONDON -- Fabinho has told ESPN that Liverpool need to find "solutions" to overcoming deep-defending teams following their recent dip in form. Liverpool's push for the Premier League title has been slowed down by consecutive draws, with reigning champions Manchester City now only three points behind. West Ham United and Leicester City have both frustrated Jurgen Klopp's side within the space of week, and Fabinho said adjustments need to be made. "We have confidence," the Brazil international...
    FFA set to begin Matildas coach interviews, Alen Stajcic considering legal options

    FFA set to begin Matildas coach interviews, Alen Stajcic considering legal options


    FFA boss David Gallop announces the sacking of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic just five months before the World Cup. Storm clouds around FFA's decision to sack Matildas coach Alen Stajcic should bring their downpour within a week, as the jilted coach...

    FFA boss David Gallop announces the sacking of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic just five months before the World Cup. Storm clouds around FFA's decision to sack Matildas coach Alen Stajcic should bring their downpour within a week, as the jilted coach considers his options and the governing body mulls over his replacement. Both parties are moving towards action that will bring the unsightly saga closer to conclusion. For Stajcic, that means acceptance that his hopes of leading the team in France have died, the possible negotiation of a severance package with FFA, and the prospect of civil legal action. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! The 45-year-old...
    Neymar wishes for 'a new metatarsal' in tearful 27th birthday speech

    Neymar wishes for 'a new metatarsal' in tearful 27th birthday speech


    During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch. Julien Laurens predicts how Thomas Tuchel will set up his starting XI against Manchester United, with star-player Neymar sidelined for 10...

    During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch. Julien Laurens predicts how Thomas Tuchel will set up his starting XI against Manchester United, with star-player Neymar sidelined for 10 weeks. Injured Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has told friends and family that he wished he had "a new metatarsal" in a tearful 27th birthday speech in Paris on Sunday. The Brazil international hurt his right foot while playing against Strasbourg in the Coupe de France round of 16 match on Jan. 23, with the club confirming that the playmaker will spend up to 10 weeks on the sidelines. "What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal," Neymar said, "so I could be on the field fighting...

    Neymar's tearful birthday wish: A new metatarsal


    During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the...

    During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch.

    Prem top saves of Week 25: Lloris preserves clean sheet


    Relive the top goals from Week 25 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, as Hugo Lloris' leap to the top corner denied Newcastle a...

    Relive the top goals from Week 25 of the 2018-19 Premier League season, as Hugo Lloris' leap to the top corner denied Newcastle a point.

    Prem top goals of Week 25: Rashford makes the cut


    Relive the top goals from Week 25 of the 2018-19 Prem season, which include Marcus Rashford's strike for Manchester United against...

    Relive the top goals from Week 25 of the 2018-19 Prem season, which include Marcus Rashford's strike for Manchester United against Leicester.
    LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool make ¬70m move for Napoli striker Insigne

    LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool make ¬70m move for Napoli striker Insigne


    The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda...

    The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Liverpool make €70m Insigne move Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live games, ESPN FC TV and MLS Rewind on ESPN+ in the U.S. LIVE: Latest from Transfer Talk FC Exclusives - D.C's Acosta move to PSG falls through - No interest in City's Mangala - Tottenham to move for £30m Soler - Man City eye Leicester's Chilwell Liverpool were quiet in the January transfer window, mainly because they had splashed a whole heap of cash over the summer to get themselves into the Premier League title conversation....
    Klopp admits Liverpool goal 'obviously' offside but confident team won't crack

    Klopp admits Liverpool goal 'obviously' offside but confident team won't crack


    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Jurgen Klopp's side in its current form looks uncomfortably...

    Jurgen Klopp remains confident Liverpool will not crack in what he now calls a three-horse title race with Man City and Tottenham. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains why Jurgen Klopp's side in its current form looks uncomfortably like the Liverpool of 18 months ago. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. Goals from Sadio Mane and Michail Antonio left Liverpool and West Ham with a draw and saw Liverpool drop points for the second-straight match. LONDON, England -- Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not crack from the pressure applied by Manchester City in the Premier League title race, but admitted his side were fortunate to get away with scoring an offside goal against West Ham United on Monday night. Liverpool's lead at the top of the table is now at three points following the 1-1 draw at the London Stadium. Reigning champions City can move into first place if they beat Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, although they will...

    Extra Time: Super Bowl reflections, Stevie's shade for Sarri


    The guys respond to your tweets about the Super Bowl, Sebi Salazar's note-taking, Steve Nicol's apparent bias against Maurizio Sarri and...

    The guys respond to your tweets about the Super Bowl, Sebi Salazar's note-taking, Steve Nicol's apparent bias against Maurizio Sarri and more.

    Can Man United catch Chelsea and finish 4th?


    Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea...

    Mark Ogden and the FC crew examine the top-four in the Premier League, which is heating up as Man United improve and Chelsea struggle.