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Phoenix play it cool: No title talk for Merrickā€™s men

Ernie Merrick says his Wellington Phoenix side aren't letting their thoughts drift to a potential A-League title challenge after a landmark 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday.
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Pardew defends Jedinak over Sakho elbow

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak may face ramifications for an elbow on Diafra Sakho, but the midfielder has the support of boss Alan Pardew.
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Heldt apologises after Schalke's derby humbling

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt issued an apology to fans after Saturday's derby drubbing against Borussia Dortmund.
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Muscat: Victory let Archie down

Kevin Muscat admits a first defeat at home to Wellington Phoenix was made all the more painful by Melbourne Victory's failure to mark Archie Thompson's 200th appearance with a win.
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Milan must give that bit extra - Bocchetti

If Milan are to achieve a return to European football, the whole squad must dig deep and give more says Salvatore Bocchetti.
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Rooney: Brown red must be rescinded

Wes Brown's controversial sending off for Sunderland has sparked much debate and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney wants the call reversed.
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Monk hails Swansea's versatility

Swansea City's 1-0 Premier League win at Burnley proved their ability to win ugly, according to Garry Monk.
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Melbourne Victory 2 Wellington Phoenix 3: Hosts miss chance to go top

Melbourne Victory spurned the chance to go top of the A-League after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Wellington Phoenix.
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Phoenix rise to dent Victory title charge

Just as Adelaide United did on Friday night, Melbourne Victory missed a chance to replace Perth Glory at the top of the A-League standings when they were beaten 3-2 at home to Wellington Phoenix.
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Chelsea v Tottenham: Mourinho's men channel spirit of 2005

Jose Mourinho's first piece of Chelsea silverware was the 2005 League Cup and he has the chance to repeat that against Tottenham on Sunday.
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Ancelotti: Isco place is non-negotiable

Real Madrid are soon set to be boosted by the return of three key players, but Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of dropping in-form Isco.
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Van Gaal explains Di Maria decision

Manchester United star Angel Di Maria is struggling for confidence after being substituted against Sunderland, says Louis van Gaal.
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Carver impressed with Newcastle's fighting spirit

John Carver was thrilled with Newcastle United's battling performance in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa.
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Sherwood confident of Villa survival

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is set to ramp up the pressure on his team after a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.
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Referee East says 'no mistaken identity' as Poyet pledges to look again

Match official Roger East has defended his controversial decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland's defeat to Manchester United.
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Bruce angered by missed decision

Hull City boss Steve Bruce hit out at the officials after what he saw as a missed offside decision helped Stoke City to all three points.
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Berahino can be 'top class' - Pulis

After his superb match-winning strike against Southampton, West Brom boss Tony Pulis backed Saido Berahino to become a "top-class" player.
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Liverpool cannot dwell on Europa exit, says Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to put their Europa League exit behind them as they seek a vital win over Manchester City.
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Monk targets Swansea points record

Swansea City beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday to reach the 40-point mark - and now manager Garry Monk is aiming for a new club record.
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Koeman: I am realistic on Champions League

Defeat to West Brom dented Southampton's UEFA Champions League hopes, but Ronald Koeman is more concerned by the quality of performances.
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