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MATCH REPORTS -  2013/14 


CELTIC OPEN SEASON WITH CONVINCING REDS WIN IN BELFAST 



UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round 1st leg
CLIFTONVILLE 0
CELTIC 3 (Lustig 25, Samaras 31, Forrest 84)

Wednesday 17th July 2013


Celtic opened their 2013-14 competitive season with a comprehensive win over a spirited Cliftonville in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie.  


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AMBROSE & SAMARAS STRIKE IN CELTIC'S CLIFTONVILLE CRUISE

 


UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round 2nd leg
CELTIC 2 (Ambrose 16, Samaras 70)
CLIFTONVILLE 0
(Celtic win 5-0 on aggregate)

Tuesday 23rd July 2013


Celtic set up a Champions League third qualifying round tie against Elfsborg after comfortably easing past Cliftonville with a dominant 2-0 second leg victory. 


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UNCONVINCING CITY SCRAPE PAST SOUTH CHINA IN SEMI

 


Barclays Asia Trophy Semi-Final
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Dzeko 21)
SOUTH CHINA 0

Wednesday 24th July 2013


Manchester City booked their place in the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy final with a slender 1-0 victory over South China in a disenchanting spectacle in Hong Kong. 


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SPURS SMASH SIX PAST SORRY SOUTH CHINA TO STEAL THIRD

 


Barclays Asia Trophy Third Place Play-Off
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 6 (Tse 12 og, Dempsey 34, Defoe 45, 54, 80, Townsend 86)
SOUTH CHINA 0

Saturday 27th July 2013


Tottenham secured third place at the Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 in emphatic fashion as Jermain Defoe netted a hat-trick in a resounding 6-0 victory over a toothless South China in Hong Kong. 


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DOMINANT GERS SMASH FOUR PAST ALBION IN RAMSDENS CUP

 


Ramsdens Cup 1st round 
ALBION ROVERS 0
THE RANGERS FC 4 (Law 26, 43, Black 71, Templeton 74)

Sunday 28th July 2013


A refreshing Rangers began the 2013/14 competitive season in scintillating form after strolling past Albion Rovers in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup.


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STYLISH SWANS SWEEP ASIDE MALMO ON EUROPEAN RETURN

 


UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 1st leg 
SWANSEA CITY 4 (Michu 37, Bony 55, 59, Pozuelo 85)
MALMO FF 0

Thursday 1st August 2013


Swansea City marked their long-awaited return to the European stage in style with a stunning performance to brush aside a below-par Malmo to all but secure their progress to the next phase of the Europa League. 


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BLADES UP & RUNNING WITH SHARP WIN OVER TEN-MAN NOTTS



SkyBet League One 
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (McDonald 30, Maguire 67)
NOTTS COUNTY 1 (Liddle 13 s/off, Showumni 59)

Friday 2nd August 2013


Sheffield United claimed victory in the first match of the 2013-14 Football League season with a narrow win over ten-man Notts County in an engaging contest at Bramall Lane. 


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LIVERPOOL TRIUMPH OVER GREEKS IN GERRARD TESTIMONIAL 



Steven Gerrard Testimonial  
LIVERPOOL 2 (Allen 24, Henderson 62)
OLYMPIAKOS 0 

Saturday 3rd August 2013


Inspirational captain Steven Gerrard was given a memorable testimonial game as Liverpool tasted victory over Greek side Olympiakos with a 2-0 win at Anfield.   


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PLUCKY MOTHERWELL SECURE LATE VICTORY AT LOWLY HIBS 

 


SPFL Scottish Premiership  
HIBERNIAN 0
MOTHERWELL 1 (Anier 83) 

Sunday 4th August 2013


Henri Anier came off the bench to grab a late victory for Motherwell in their Scottish Premiership opener as an insipid Hibernian were condemned to another disappointing defeat.    


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PRESTON STEAL LATE THUNDER AGAINST SEASIDERS IN CUP 

 


Capital One Cup 1st Round  
PRESTON NORTH END 1 (Clarke 87)
BLACKPOOL 0

Monday 5th August 2013


A late Tom Clarke header clinched a dramatic narrow victory for League One side Preston in a fractious West Lancashire derby against neighbours Blackpool in the Capital One Cup first round.      


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HOOPS PROGRESS AFTER TENSE GOALLESS DRAW IN SWEDEN



UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round 2nd leg  
IF ELFSBORG 0
CELTIC 0
(Celtic win 1-0 on aggregate)

Wednesday 7th August 2013


A resolute Celtic progressed to the play-off round of the Champions League after holding out for a tense goalless draw against Elfsborg to secure a slender aggregate victory.       


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GERS PUT TROUBLES ASIDE WITH EASY OPENING BRECHIN WIN



SPFL Scottish League One  
THE RANGERS FC 4 (Hegarty 2, Law 40, Black 81, Shiels 85)
BRECHIN CITY 1 (S Jackson 65, McLean 79 s/off)

Saturday 10th August 2013


Rangers ended a turbulent week by putting off-the-field matters aside to make a winning start in Scottish League One with a commanding victory over Brechin City on the opening day of the season.       


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SECOND STRING CELTIC IN FAMOUS FRIENDLY REDS VICTORY



Pre-Season Friendly  
LIVERPOOL 0
CELTIC 1 (Balde 12)

Saturday 10th August 2013


Amido Balde scored the only goal of the game as a much-changed Celtic earned a hard-fought win over Liverpool in a prestigious pre-season friendly in Dublin.        


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MOYES IN TROPHY HUNT AS UNITED CLINCH COMMUNITY SHIELD



FA Community Shield sponsored by McDonalds   
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Van Persie 6, 59)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Sunday 11th August 2013


Manchester United lifted the 2013 Community Shield as David Moyes clinched his first trophy as manager with an underwhelming victory over Championship side Wigan at Wembley.        


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ENGLAND TRADE BLOWS WITH SCOTS AS LAMBERT MAKES MARK

 


International Friendly    
ENGLAND 3 (Walcott 29, Welbeck 53, Lambert 70)
SCOTLAND 2 (Morrison 11, Miller 49)

Wednesday 14th August 2013


Rickie Lambert scored on his international debut as England came from behind to see off arch nemesis Scotland in a highly-charged friendly in their first competitive meeting in fourteen years.         


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LEEDS HELD BY SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY IN YORKSHIRE DERBY



SkyBet Championship    
LEEDS UNITED 1 (McCormack 58)
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Zayatte 37)

Saturday 17th August 2013


Sheffield Wednesday collected their first point of the Championship season as Leeds were held to a draw in a frenetic Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.         


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REDS BEGIN WITH OPENING DAY WIN OVER RESILIENT STOKE



Barclays Premier League    
LIVERPOOL 1 (Sturridge 37)
STOKE CITY 0 (Mignolet 88 missed pen) 

Saturday 17th August 2013


Liverpool began with three points against a resilient Stoke City in a tale of two goalkeepers at Anfield to earn their first opening day win in five years as the new Premier League season exploded into life.         


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SOLDADO SPOT ON AS SPURS EDGE PAST PROMOTED PALACE



Barclays Premier League    
CRYSTAL PALACE 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (Soldado 50 pen)

Sunday 18th August 2013


Tottenham's record signing Roberto Soldado netted on his debut to sink newly-promoted Crystal Palace in their first top-flight match since 2005 on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.         


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CITY BREEZE PAST TEN-MAN MAGPIES IN PELLEGRINI OPENER



Barclays Premier League    
MANCHESTER CITY 4 (Silva 6, Aguero 22, Yaya Toure 51, Nasri 75)
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0

Monday 19th August 2013


Manchester City produced a scintillating display to give manager Manuel Pellegrini a winning start in his first league game in charge as ten-man Newcastle were soundly beaten at the Etihad Stadium.         


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GUNNERS THRASH FENERBACHE TO ESTABLISH FIRST-LEG LEAD

 


UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round 1st leg    
FENERBACHE 0
ARSENAL 3 (Gibbs 51, Ramsey 63, Giroud 76 pen)

Wednesday 21st August 2013


Arsenal established a commanding lead after the first leg of their Champions League qualification play-off as they saw off a poor Fenerbache in Istanbul.         


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SWANS THUMP POOR PETROLUL TO STRIDE TOWARDS GROUPS 



UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round 1st leg    
SWANSEA CITY 5 (Routledge 14, 25, Michu 22, Pecanha 58 og, Pozuelo 70)
PETROLUL PLOIESTI 1 (Grozav 87)

Thursday 22nd August 2013


A sparkling Swansea City have one foot in the group stages of the Europa League after a convincing first leg victory in their play-off tie as Romanian minnows Petrolul Ploiesti were outclassed in South Wales.         


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RAMPANT RANGERS HIT AIRDRIEONIANS FOR SIX TO STAY TOP



SPFL Scottish League One    
AIRDRIEONIANS 0
THE RANGERS FC 6 (MacLeod 18, Little 36, Crawford 48, Daly 66, 70, Law 69)

Friday 23rd August 2013


Rangers consolidated their place at the top of Scottish League One as their 100% winning start continued with an emphatic victory to steamroll the shellshocked Airdrieonians.         


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FLUENT ARSENAL PICK UP FIRST PREM LGE POINTS AT FULHAM



Barclays Premier League    
FULHAM 1 (Bent 78)
ARSENAL 3 (Giroud 14, Podolski 41, 68)

Saturday 24th August 2013


Lukas Podolski grabbed a goal in each half as Arsenal secured a slick and clinical victory over London neighbours Fulham in the teeming rain at Craven Cottage.         


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WATFORD AND FOREST SHARE SPOILS IN BREATHLESS CONTEST



SkyBet Championship    
WATFORD 1 (McGugan 54)
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 1 (Reid 6)

Sunday 25th August 2013


Nottingham Forest returned to the top of the table despite a sweet strike by Watford's Lewis McGugan denying his former side victory in an absorbing spectacle between the two Championship pacesetters.         


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ROONEY STARTS FOR UNITED IN DRAB GOALLESS BLUES DRAW



Barclays Premier League    
MANCHESTER UNITED 0
CHELSEA 0

Monday 26th August 2013


David Moyes was made to settle for a point as Premier League title contenders Manchester United and Chelsea drew blank in a disenchanting early-season heavyweight battle.         


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REDS SURVIVE CO CUP SCARE TO BEAT COUNTY IN EXTRA TIME

 


Capital One Cup 2nd round    
LIVERPOOL 4 (Sterling 4, Sturridge 29, 105+4, Henderson 110)
NOTTS COUNTY 2 (Arquin 62, Coombes 84)
AET

Tuesday 27th August 2013


A relieved Liverpool safely secured their place in the third round of the Capital One Cup following two goals in extra-time after making hard work of battling League One side Notts County at Anfield.         


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CELTIC INTO CL GROUP STAGES AFTER THRILLING LATE DRAMA



UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round 2nd leg    
CELTIC 3 (Commons 45+1, Samaras 48, Forrest 90+2)
SHAKHTER KARAGANDY 0
(Celtic win 3-2 on aggregate)

Wednesday 28th August 2013


Celtic are through to the Champions League group stages for the second successive season after a thrilling climax to overturn the deficit against Shakhter Karagandy at Celtic Park.         


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SWEET REVENGE FOR BAYERN AS BLUES BEATEN ON PENALTIES



UEFA Super Cup    
BAYERN MUNICH 2 (Ribery 47, Javi Martinez 120+1)
CHELSEA 2 (Torres 8, Hazard 93)
(After Extra Time)
(Bayern Munich win 5-4 on penalties)

Friday 30th August 2013


Manager Pep Guardiola claimed his first trophy as Bayern Munich exacted revenge for their 2012 Champions League final defeat with a penalty shoot-out victory over ten-man Chelsea in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup.         


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LATE STOKES FREE-KICK EARNS CELTIC WIN AT TANNADICE



SPFL Scottish Premiership    
DUNDEE UNITED 0
CELTIC 1 (Stokes 87)

Saturday 31st August 2013


Celtic left it late for the second time in a week after Anthony Stokes's 87th minute free-kick gave them a narrow 1-0 victory over Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.         


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TEN-MAN MOTHERWELL COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT KILLIE



SPFL Scottish Premiership    
MOTHERWELL 2 (Anier 20, Sutton 45)
KILMARNOCK 1 (McManus 17 og)

Saturday 31st August 2013


Ten-man Motherwell leaped to third in the Scottish Premiership after claiming their first home victory over Kilmarnock since February 2010 in a keenly-fought contest in North Lanarkshire.         


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GUNNERS CLAIM BRAGGING RIGHTS WITH VITAL SPURS VICTORY

 


Barclays Premier League    
ARSENAL 1 (Giroud 23)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0

Sunday 1st September 2013


A diligent Arsenal performance eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger as Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of a frenetic North London derby to end Tottenham's 100% winning start to the season.         


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ENGLAND STROLL PAST POOR MOLDOVA IN UKRAINE WARM-UP



FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier    
ENGLAND 4 (Gerrard 12, Lambert 26, Welbeck 45+1, 50)
MOLDOVA 0

Friday 6th September 2013


England set the platform for Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifier with Ukraine in Kiev by securing a routine win over a woeful Moldova at Wembley to move to the top of Group H on goal difference.         


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ENGLAND IN BOX SEAT TO QUALIFY AFTER BORE DRAW IN KIEV

 


FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier    
UKRAINE 0
ENGLAND 0

Tuesday 10th September 2013


England battled hard in Kiev to secure a hard-earned goalless draw against nearest-challengers Ukraine in a tense encounter to stay top of their World Cup qualifying group.         


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CELTIC WARM UP FOR MILAN BY OVERCOMING YOUNG HEARTS 

 


SPFL Scottish Premiership    
HEARTS 1 (Holt 57)
CELTIC 3 (Commons 19 pen, Stokes 65, Pukki 86)

Saturday 14th September 2013


Anthony Stokes inspired a blistering Celtic to a comfortable away victory against spirited bottom-club Hearts ahead of their midweek Champions League group stage opener.         


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NAISMITH GOAL SINKS CHELSEA TO GIVE EVERTON FIRST WIN



Barclays Premier League    
EVERTON 1 (Naismith 45+1)
CHELSEA 0

Saturday 14th September 2013


A resilient Everton claimed a monumental scalp by securing their first Premier League victory under Roberto Martinez against a powerful Chelsea in an absorbing encounter.         


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TWO REDS AS ROYALS AND SEAGULLS PRODUCE STALEMATE

 


SkyBet Championship    
READING 0 (Pogrebynak 31 s/off)
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 (Ulloa 38 s/off)

Sunday 15th September 2013


Reading and Brighton shared the points in an uninspiring Championship contest which was largely a ten-against-ten affair.         


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ROONEY ON SONG AS UNITED WIN ON MOYES CHAMPS LGE BOW



UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday One     MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Rooney 22, 70, Van Persie 59, Valencia 79)
BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2 (Rolfes 54, Toprak 88)

Tuesday 17th September 2013


Wayne Rooney reached the landmark of 200 goals for Manchester United as manager David Moyes made a winning start to his first Champions League group stage campaign with a classy victory over Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.         


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MILLWALL BEAT RIVALS CHARLTON FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS




SkyBet Championship
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0
MILLWALL 1 (McDonald 38)

Saturday 21st September 2013


A workmanlike Millwall claimed back-to-back Championship victories for the first time this season after seeing off a lacklustre Charlton in a low-key South London derby.        


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MOYES HUMBLED IN FIRST DERBY AS CITY BREEZE PAST UNITED




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER CITY 4 (Aguero 16, 47, Yaya Toure 45, Nasri 50)
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Rooney 87)

Sunday 22nd September 2013


A dazzling Manchester City strolled to an emphatic victory as champions Manchester United were thoroughly outclassed at the Etihad Stadium in David Moyes's first derby in charge.        


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BELOW-PAR BARCA BREAK TEN-MAN CELTIC HEARTS




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Two
CELTIC 0 (Brown 58 s/off)
BARCELONA 1 (Fabregas 75)

Tuesday 1st October 2013


Cesc Fabregas grabbed the winning goal as Barcelona, without talisman Lionel Messi, broke ten-man Celtic's hearts to take all three points in their Champions League meeting in Glasgow.         


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JANUZAJ HITS DEBUT BRACE AS UNITED COME FROM BEHIND 




Barclays Premier League
SUNDERLAND 1 (Gardner 5)
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Januzaj 55, 61)

Saturday 5th October 2013


Exciting prospect Adnan Januzaj scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to halt a losing streak in the Premier League with a narrow hard-fought win, their first in four games, over an improving Sunderland.        


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SKY BLUES SURVIVE BLADES FIGHTBACK IN SIXFIELDS THRILLER 




SkyBet League One
COVENTRY CITY 3 (Clarke 6, 49, Wilson 32)
SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (Taylor 62, 80)

Sunday 13th October 2013


Coventry survived a second-half fightback from beleaguered Sheffield United to secure a thrilling victory, which leaves the managerless Blades rooted to the bottom of League One.        


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INCE GIVES BLACKPOOL MUCH-NEEDED WIN OVER WIGAN




SkyBet Championship
BLACKPOOL 1 (Ince 24 pen)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0 (McClean 90+5 s/off)

Saturday 19th October 2013


Blackpool returned to winning ways in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over travel sick Wigan Athletic in a compelling Lancashire derby.        


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BRILL ERROR SEES PARTICK END INVERNESS HOME RECORD




SPFL Scottish Premiership
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE 1 (Warren 46)
PARTICK THISTLE 2 (Doolan 19, 82)

Sunday 20th October 2013


A late error from Dean Brill handed Partick Thistle a first win in six Scottish Premiership games as Kris Doolan scored twice to end Inverness Caley Thistle's 100% home record.        


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HOOPS BEAT DUTCH CHAMPIONS TO CLINCH FIRST GROUP WIN




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Three
CELTIC 2 (Forrest 45 pen, Beram Kayal 54, Biton 88 s/off)
AJAX 1 (Schone 90+4)

Tuesday 22nd October 2013


Celtic claimed a vital first Champions League victory of their Group H campaign with an impressive 2-1 win over Ajax to refuel their feint qualification hopes.         


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TEN-MAN GUNNERS DEFEAT SPIRITED PALACE TO STAY TOP




Barclays Premier League
CRYSTAL PALACE 0
ARSENAL 2 (Arteta 47 pen, 65 s/off, Giroud 87)

Saturday 26th October 2013


Ten-man Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points after a hard-fought win over managerless Crystal Palace, who have lost six games in a row.        


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HIGH-FLYING SAINTS SINK LOWLY COTTAGERS TO GO THIRD




Barclays Premier League
SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Lambert 20, Rodriguez 42)
FULHAM 0

Saturday 26th October 2013


Southampton cruised to third place in the Premier League with a fourth win in five games as woeful Fulham were outclassed at St Mary's.        


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WIGAN CLINCH AWAY POINT IN DULL CHARLTON STALEMATE




SkyBet Championship
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Sunday 27th October 2013


Goalkeeper Lee Nicholls proved the hero for Wigan in a goalless draw at Charlton as they battled to a hard-fought point in the Championship.        


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MAN UNITED STROLL TO CANARIES LEAGUE CUP WIN




Capital One Cup Fourth Round
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Hernandez 20 pen, 54, Jones 88, Fabio 90+4)
NORWICH CITY 0

Tuesday 29th October 2013


Manchester United progressed to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals after a comprehensive 4-0 win over fellow Premier League side Norwich City at Old Trafford.        


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SOLID LATICS BATTLE TO GOALLESS DRAW WITH QPR




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0

Wednesday 30th October 2013


Wigan extended their unbeaten run at home to four league games after sharing the points with Queens Park Rangers in a drab 0-0 draw.        


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MULGREW SALVAGES POINT FOR HOOPS AGAINST TERRORS




SPFL Scottish Premiership
CELTIC 1 (Mulgrew 90+2)
DUNDEE UNITED 1 (Armstrong 38)

Saturday 2nd November 2013


A last-gasp Charlie Mulgrew equaliser rescued a point for Celtic against Dundee United in rain-soaked Glasgow to preserve their unbeaten Scottish Premiership record.        


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GUNNERS BEAT LIVERPOOL TO MOVE CLEAR AT THE TOP




Barclays Premier League
ARSENAL 2 (Cazorla 19, Ramsey 59)
LIVERPOOL 0

Saturday 2nd November 2013


Arsenal moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as splendid goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey saw off fellow pacesetters Liverpool in an absorbing encounter.        


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BLUEBIRDS TRIUMPH IN FIRST TOP-FLIGHT SOUTH WALES DERBY




Barclays Premier League
CARDIFF CITY 1 (Caulker 62)
SWANSEA CITY 0

Sunday 3rd November 2013


Steven Caulker scored against his former club as a revitalised Cardiff prevailed in the first top-flight South Wales derby to leapfrog Swansea in the Premier League.        


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MISSED PENALTY COSTS UNITED IN SOCEDIAD STALEMATE



UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Four
REAL SOCEDIAD 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 0 (van Persie 69 missed pen, Fellaini 89 s/off)

Tuesday 5th November 2013


Ten-man Manchester United remain top of Champions League Group A as Robin van Persie missed a penalty in a laborious stalemate away to Real Socediad.         


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LATICS SLUMP TO FIRST EUROPA LOSS AS RUBIN PROGRESS



UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matchday Four
RUBIN KAZAN 1 (Kuzmin 22)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Thursday 7th November 2013


Wigan suffered their first European defeat of the season as Rubin Kazan secured a comfortable 1-0 victory at the Kazan Stadium to progress to the Europa League last 32.         


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KRUL TO THE RESCUE AS EXCELLENT MAGPIES SEE OFF SPURS




Barclays Premier League
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (Remy 13)

Sunday 10th November 2013


Goalkeeper Tim Krul produced an inspired performance as Newcastle dented Tottenham's top-four aspirations with a hard-fought win at White Hart Lane.         


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LATICS END AWAY DROUGHT AGAINST STRUGGLING GLOVERS




SkyBet Championship
YEOVIL TOWN 0
WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 (Fortune 78)

Sunday 10th November 2013


Marc-Antoine Fortune netted his first goal for the club as Wigan sealed a hard-fought win over bottom club Yeovil at Huish Park to move closer to the Championship play-offs.        


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MERTESACKER ON TARGET AS GERMANS SINK ENGLAND




International Friendly    
ENGLAND 0
GERMANY 1 (Mertesacker 39)

Tuesday 19th November 2013


England suffered back-to-back defeats at Wembley for the first time in 36 years as Per Mertesacker's header clinched a narrow friendly victory for Germany.         


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BUTCHER DRAWS FIRST HIBS GAME IN CHARGE AT ST MIRREN




SPFL Scottish Premiership
ST MIRREN 0
HIBERNIAN 0

Saturday 23rd November 2013


Terry Butcher began his managerial reign at Hibernian with an abject goalless draw against an improving St Mirren in Paisley.          


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BLUES BACK ON AWAY TRACK WITH EASY HAMMERS VICTORY




Barclays Premier League
WEST HAM UNITED 0
CHELSEA 3 (Lampard 21 pen, 82, Oscar 34)

Saturday 23rd November 2013


Frank Lampard scored twice as Chelsea moved up to third in the Premier League with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over West Ham at Upton Park.          


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LATE BLUEBIRDS EQUALISER DENIES UNITED TOP FOUR SPOT




Barclays Premier League
CARDIFF CITY 2 (Campbell 31, Kim Bo-Kyung 90+1)
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Rooney 15, Evra 45)

Sunday 24th November 2013


Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to ten games in all competitions but let a lead slip late on to draw 2-2 against Cardiff in South Wales.          


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FIVE-STAR UNITED THRASH LEVERKUSEN TO REACH LAST 16




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Five
BAYER LEVERKUSEN 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 5 (Valencia 22, Spahic 30 og, Evans 65, Smalling 77, Nani 88)

Wednesday 27th November 2013


Manchester United secured their place in the Champions League knockout phase with a thumping 5-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.         


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ROONEY TWICE LEVELS FOR UNITED TO DENY SPURS VICTORY




Barclays Premier League
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 (Walker 18, Sandro 54)
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Rooney 32, 57 pen)

Sunday 1st December 2013


Manchester United came from behind twice to deny Tottenham a morale-boosting victory as a stimulating contest finished honours even at White Hart Lane.          


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TERRY MARKS MILESTONE AS BLUES RECOVER TO SINK SAINTS




Barclays Premier League
CHELSEA 3 (Cahill 55, Terry 62, Ba 90)
SOUTHAMPTON 1 (Rodriguez 1)

Sunday 1st December 2013


A resurgent Chelsea recovered from a lacklustre first half to secure a come-from-behind victory over Southampton and move into second place in the Premier League.          


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IN-FORM MAGPIES RECORD SHOCK WIN AT OLD TRAFFORD




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 0
NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (Cabaye 61)

Saturday 7th December 2013


Newcastle United recorded their first win at Old Trafford since February 1972 to increase the pressure on David Moyes as Manchester United suffered back-to-back home defeats for the first time in 11 years.          


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TOFFEES HOLD LEADERS GUNNERS TO ENTERTAINING DRAW




Barclays Premier League
ARSENAL 1 (Ozil 80)
EVERTON 1 (Deulofeu 84)

Sunday 8th December 2013


Everton earned a deserved draw at the Emirates as substitute Gerard Deulofeu struck late on to deny Arsenal a seven-point lead at the summit of the Premier League.          


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UNITED FINISH TOP OF GROUP AS WIN KNOCKS SHAKHTAR OUT




UEFA Champions League Group Stages Matchday Six
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Jones 67)
SHAKHTAR DONETSK 0

Tuesday 10th December 2013


Manchester United advanced to the Champions League knockout stages as Group A winners with a 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford.          


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WIGAN OUT OF EUROPA LEAGUE AFTER MARIBOR LOSS




UEFA Europa League Group Stages Matchday Six
NK MARIBOR 2 (Mezga 43, Filipovic 59, Mertelj 74 s/off)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 (Jordi Gomez 41 pen, McCann 42 s/off)

Thursday 12th December 2013


Wigan Athletic failed to progress to the Europa League knockout stages as Uwe Rosler's first game in charge ended in a 2-1 defeat to Maribor.          


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CLARETS HOLD FOXES IN ENGAGING TOP OF THE TABLE DRAW




SkyBet Championship
LEICESTER CITY 1 (Nugent 14 pen)
BURNLEY 1 (Ings 47)

Saturday 14th December 2013


Leicester City and Burnley cancelled each other out in an entertaining top-of-the-table clash at the King Power Stadium.          


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WELBECK SCORES TWICE AS UNITED SEE OFF VILLA




Barclays Premier League
ASTON VILLA 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Welbeck 15, 18, Cleverley 52)

Sunday 15th December 2013


Manchester United won for the first time in five Premier League games as Danny Welbeck scored twice in a comfortable 3-0 win over Aston Villa.          


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SCINTILLATING REDS BLOW AWAY TEN-MAN TOTTENHAM




Barclays Premier League
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Paulinho 63 s/off)
LIVERPOOL 5 (Suarez 18, 84, Henderson 40, Flanagan 75, Sterling 89)

Sunday 15th December 2013


Liverpool propelled to second place in the Premier League after producing a stunning performance to hammer ten-man Tottenham.          


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WEDNESDAY VS WIGAN CLASH ABANDONED AFTER AN HOUR




SkyBet Championship
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A
WIGAN ATHLETIC A

Wednesday 18th December 2013


Sheffield Wednesday's Championship clash against Wigan was abandoned on Wednesday night due to a waterlogged pitch with the visitors leading 1-0.         


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UNITED HOLD OFF CHALLENGE OF STRUGGLING HAMMERS



Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Welbeck 26, Januzaj 36, Young 72)
WEST HAM UNITED 1 (C Cole 81)

Saturday 21st December 2013


Manchester United avoided a third successive Premier League defeat at home with a commanding 3-1 victory over struggling West Ham.          


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DONS FIRST-HALF GOAL BLITZ EARNS DRAMATIC HIGHLANDS WIN




SPFL Scottish Premiership
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE 3 (McKay 47, 57, Shinnie 90)
ABERDEEN 4 (Robson 22 pen, 32, Pawlett 37, McGinn 44)

Saturday 21st December 2013


Aberdeen's first-half goal blitz earned them a dramatic victory despite Inverness's admirable fightback in manager John Hughes's first home game in an early Christmas bonanza in the Highlands         


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TOFFEES EXTEND FINE RUN ON MARTINEZ'S SWANS RETURN




Barclays Premier League
SWANSEA CITY 1 (Oviedo 70 og)
EVERTON 2 (Coleman 66, Barkley 84)

Sunday 22nd December 2013


Everton increased their unbeaten run to ten Premier League games as a late Ross Barkley free-kick earned a gutsy victory over an inconsistent Swansea.          


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UNITED COME FROM TWO BEHIND TO BEAT SPIRITED HULL




Barclays Premier League
HULL CITY 2 (Chester 4, Meyler 13)
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Smalling 19, Rooney 26, Chester 66 og, Valencia 90 s/off)

Thursday 26th December 2013


A determined Manchester United dug deep to come from two goals behind and see off a spirited Hull City in a pulsating Boxing Day encounter.          


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SEASIDERS STOP THE ROT WITH BATTLING LEEDS DRAW




SkyBet Championship
BLACKPOOL 1 (Ince 65, Broadfoot 90 s/off)
LEEDS UNITED 1 (Peltier 25)

Thursday 26th December 2013


Blackpool ended a run of four straight defeats after fighting back to earn a Boxing Day point against play-off chasing Leeds United at Bloomfield Road.          


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ANELKA SCORES TWICE AS ALBION DENY HAMMERS VICTORY




Barclays Premier League
WEST HAM UNITED 3 (Cole 4, Maiga 65, Nolan 67)
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3 (Anelka 40, 45, Berahino 69)

Saturday 28th December 2013


West Ham United remain in the bottom three of the Premier League despite a remarkable comeback in an entertaining six-goal thriller with fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion.           


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CELTIC HEAD INTO NEW YEAR UNBEATEN AFTER INVERNESS WIN




SPFL Scottish Premiership
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE 0
CELTIC 1 (Commons 3)

Sunday 29th December 2013


Celtic will enter the New Year unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership after stretching their lead at the top to 15 points with a 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.           


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REVITALISED CHELSEA BEAT FELLOW CHALLENGERS LIVERPOOL




Barclays Premier League
CHELSEA 2 (Hazard 17, Eto'o 34)
LIVERPOOL 1 (Skrtel 3)

Sunday 29th December 2013


Chelsea clinched three valuable points in their title pursuit after edging past Champions League chasing Liverpool in a gripping final Premier League encounter of 2013.         


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CLINICAL BLUES CRUSH STUTTERING SOUTHAMPTON




Barclays Premier League
SOUTHAMPTON 0
CHELSEA 3 (Torres 60, Willian 71, Oscar 82)

Wednesday 1st January 2014


Chelsea closed the gap on the Premier League leaders after beginning the year 2014 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over an indifferent Southampton.         


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LEADERS RANGERS KICK START 2014 WITH EDGY AIRDRIE WIN




SPFL Scottish League One
AIRDRIEONIANS 0
THE RANGERS FC 1 (MacLeod 18, Mohsni s/off)

Thursday 2nd January 2014


Leaders Rangers survived a late push from bottom club Airdrieonians to start the New Year with a narrow win, their 17th of the season in Scottish League One.         


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SPIRITED ROVERS FIGHT BACK TO EARN REPLAY AGAINST CITY




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Dann 55)
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Negredo 45+1, Boyata 85 s/off)

Saturday 4th January 2014


Manchester City held on for a third-round replay against Championship side Blackburn Rovers avoiding an FA Cup shock at Ewood Park.        


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LEADERS ARSENAL TOPPLE RIVALS TOTTENHAM IN MARQUEE TIE




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
ARSENAL 2 (Cazorla 31, Rosicky 62)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0

Saturday 4th January 2014


Premier League leaders Arsenal progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of arch-rivals Tottenham with victory in a riveting North London derby tie.         


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FOUR SECOND-HALF GOALS SEE HOOPS BLOW AWAY SAINTS




SPFL Scottish Premiership 
ST MIRREN 0
CELTIC 4 (Mulgrew 53, Stokes 58, Commons 70, 72)

Sunday 5th January 2014


Celtic smashed in four goals in an impressive second-half performance to tear St Mirren to pieces and stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.         


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LATE BONY WINNER AS SWANS DUMP UNITED OUT OF FA CUP




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Hernandez 16, Fabio 80 s/off)
SWANSEA CITY 2 (Routledge 12, Bony 90)

Sunday 5th January 2014


Swansea City recorded their first ever victory at Old Trafford as a disappointing 10-man Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup at the third round stage.         


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CITY IN POLE POSITION AFTER THRASHING HAMMERS IN 1ST LEG




Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st leg
MANCHESTER CITY 6 (Negredo 12, 26, 49, Yaya Toure 40, Dzeko 60, 89)
WEST HAM UNITED 0

Wednesday 8th January 2014


Manchester City all but secured their place in the Capital One Cup final as Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick in an emphatic victory over a woeful West Ham in the first leg of their semi-final meeting.         


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WEDNESDAY SMASH SIX PAST YORKSHIRE RIVALS LEEDS




SkyBet Championship
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 6 (R Johnson 20, Nuhiu 45, Wickham 50, Maguire 67, Lavery 80, 90+4)
LEEDS UNITED 0 (Smith 46 s/off)

Saturday 11th January 2014


Sheffield Wednesday continued their resurgence under caretaker manager Stuart Gray as ten-man Leeds United were painfully put to the sword by their Yorkshire rivals at Hillsborough.         


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LATICS SWEEP ASIDE CHERRIES TO EDGE CLOSER TO PLAY-OFFS




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 3 (Fortune 5, Ward 57 og, Jordi Gomez 90)
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0

Saturday 11th January 2014


Wigan continued their unbeaten run under manager Uwe Rosler in the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the DW Stadium.         


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TWO EARLY GOALS AS INVERNESS & UNITED ENDS ALL SQUARE




SPFL Scottish Premiership
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE 1 (McKay 5, Ross 62 missed pen)
DUNDEE UNITED 1 (Watson 9)

Sunday 12th January 2014


Inverness and Dundee United are both winless in five league games after sharing the points in an entertaining draw at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.         


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REDS EARN FIRST WIN AT POTTERS IN EIGHT-GOAL THRILLER




Barclays Premier League
STOKE CITY 3 (Crouch 39, Adam 45, Walters 85)
LIVERPOOL 5 (Shawcross 5 og, Suarez 32, 71, Gerrard 51 pen, Sturridge 87)

Sunday 12th January 2014


Liverpool returned to the Premier League's top four after coming out on top in a pulsating eight-goal thriller against a valiant Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.         


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CONVINCING COTTAGERS KNOCK OUT STRUGGLING CANARIES




FA Cup Third Round Replay with Budweiser 
FULHAM 3 (Bent 16, Dejagah 41, Sidwell 68)
NORWICH CITY 0

Tuesday 14th January 2014


Fulham reached the FA Cup fourth round for the seventh consecutive season after a comfortable third-round replay win over fellow Premier League side Norwich.         


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FREE-SCORING CITY HAMMER ROVERS TO REACH ROUND FOUR




FA Cup Third Round Replay with Budweiser 
MANCHESTER CITY 5 (Negredo 45+1, 47, Dzeko 67, 79, Aguero 73)
BLACKBURN ROVERS 0

Wednesday 15th January 2014


Manchester City's quadruple target remains on track after eventually overcoming Championship side Blackburn Rovers to cruise to the fourth round of the FA Cup.         


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BLACK CATS COME FROM TWO BEHIND TO DRAW WITH SAINTS




Barclays Premier League
SUNDERLAND 2 (Borini 32, Johnson 71)
SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Rodriguez 4, Lovren 31)

Saturday 18th January 2014


Adam Johnson's impressive recent form continued as Sunderland battled back from a poor start by coming from two goals down to hold Southampton to a draw.         


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LACKLUSTRE LIVERPOOL RECOVER TO SECURE VILLA DRAW




Barclays Premier League
LIVERPOOL 2 (Sturridge 45+2, Gerrard 53 pen)
ASTON VILLA 2 (Weimann 25, Benteke 36)

Saturday 18th January 2014


A below-par Liverpool clawed back a two-goal deficit to claim a 2-2 draw against a spirited Aston Villa in an entertaining encounter.         


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BLUES FIRMLY IN TITLE HUNT AS ETO'O HAT-TRICK SINKS UNITED




Barclays Premier League
CHELSEA 3 (Eto'o 17, 45+1, 49)
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Hernandez 78, Vidic 90+1 s/off)

Sunday 19th January 2014


Manchester United suffered their seventh Premier League defeat of the season as a Samuel Eto'o hat-trick sealed a resounding 3-1 victory for title-chasing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.      


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CITY CRUISE TO LEAGUE CUP FINAL TO INCREASE HAMMERS WOE




Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg
WEST HAM UNITED 0
MANCHESTER CITY 3 (Negredo 3, 59, Aguero 24)
(Manchester City win 9-0 on aggregate)

Tuesday 21st January 2014


Manchester City cruised into their first League Cup final in 38 years with a 3-0 second leg success over West Ham to complete a record 9-0 victory on aggregate.     


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PODOLSKI SCORES TWICE AS GUNNERS SINK SKY BLUES




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
ARSENAL 4 (Podolski 15, 27, Giroud 84, Cazorla 89)
COVENTRY CITY 0
Friday 24th January 2014


Lukas Podolski scored twice in his fourth start of the season as Arsenal thumped four past League One Coventry to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.     


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LATICS BEAT PALACE TO REACH FIFTH ROUND




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2 (Watson 36, McClean 78)
CRYSTAL PALACE 1 (Wilbraham 69)
Saturday 25th January 2014


Holders Wigan reached the FA Cup fifth round for only the third time in their history by beating Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace at the DW Stadium.     


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TEN-MAN BLADES EARN COTTAGERS REPLAY




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
SHEFFIELD UNITED 1 (Porter 31, Doyle 52 s/off)
FULHAM 1 (Rodallega 75)
Sunday 26th January 2014


Hugo Rodallega spared Fulham's blushes as the Premier League strugglers narrowly averted a humbling FA Cup exit at the hands of 10-man Sheffield United.     


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OSCAR FREE-KICK SEES PROFLIGATE BLUES EDGE PAST POTTERS




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
CHELSEA 1 (Oscar 27)
STOKE CITY 0
Sunday 26th January 2014


Oscar's sublime free-kick proved the difference for a profligate Chelsea in their FA Cup fourth round tie against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.      


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CHAMPS LGE CHASING REDS INFLICT DERBY THRASHING




Barclays Premier League
LIVERPOOL 4 (Gerrard 21, Sturridge 33, 35, 54 missed pen)
EVERTON 0

Tuesday 28th January 2014


Liverpool cemented their top-four place in the Premier League with a stunning 4-0 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.     


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BLACK CATS STUN MAGPIES WITH THIRD STRAIGHT DERBY WIN



Barclays Premier League 
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
SUNDERLAND 3 (Borini 19 pen, Johnson 23, Colback 80)

Saturday 1st February 2014


TBC.     


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SECOND-HALF TOURE MISTAKE GIFTS BAGGIES A POINT  




Barclays Premier League 
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 (Anichebe 67)
LIVERPOOL 1 (Sturridge 24)

Sunday 2nd February 2014


Liverpool missed the chance to consolidate their top-four position after a terrible Kolo Toure mistake gifted West Bromwich Albion a point.     


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IVANOVIC STRIKES AS BLUES END UNBEATEN CITY HOME RECORD




Barclays Premier League 
MANCHESTER CITY 0
CHELSEA 1 (Ivanovic 32)

Monday 3rd February 2014


Branislav Ivanovic's first-half strike proved the difference as Chelsea deservedly inflicted a first home Premier League defeat of the season on fellow title hopefuls Manchester City.     


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DONS DUMP HOLDERS HOOPS OUT OF SCOTTISH CUP




William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round 
CELTIC 1 (Stokes 8)
ABERDEEN 2 (Anderson 37, Pawlett 49)

Saturday 8th February 2014


League Cup finalists Aberdeen dumped holders Celtic out of the Scottish Cup after coming from behind to win an absorbing fifth round tie at Parkhead.     


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HUDDERSFIELD STRIKE LATE TO DEFEAT WIGAN




SkyBet Championship 
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 (Clayton 85)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Saturday 8th February 2014


Adam Clayton ruined Wigan's defensive record with a late strike to help Huddersfield to a 1-0 win in a dour spectacle at the John Smith's Stadium.     


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TANGERINES KNOCK OUT BUDDIES IN SCOTTISH CUP




William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round  
DUNDEE UNITED 2 (Gauld 21, Ciftci 51)
ST MIRREN 1 (McLean 27 pen)

Sunday 9th February 2014


Dundee United progressed to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals by knocking out St Mirren in all-Premiership clash at Tannadice.     


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STRUGGLING COTTAGERS SNATCH LATE POINT TO STUN UNITED




Barclays Premier League   
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (van Persie 78, Carrick 80)
FULHAM 2 (Sidwell 19, Bent 90+4)

Sunday 9th February 2014


Bottom club Fulham added to Manchester United's woes as Darren Bent salvaged a deserved point for the heroic Cottagers in an extraordinary 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.     


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HIBS SLIP TO LOSS IN SWEDEN AS MALMO WIN IN FIRST LEG

 


UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st leg
MALMO FF 2 (Hamad 11, Eriksson 13)
HIBERNIAN 0

Thursday 18th July 2013


Hibernian will need to overturn a two-goal deficit to progress in the Europa League after succumbing to a stylish Malmo in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie. 


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SUNDERLAND SURPRISE SPURS IN MONSOON ASIA CONDITIONS

 


Barclays Asia Trophy Semi-Final
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (Sigurdsson 27)
SUNDERLAND 3 (Cabral 34, Brown 64, M Karlsson 79)

Wednesday 24th July 2013


A new-look Sunderland sprung a surprise to reach the final of the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy after seeing off fellow Premier League side Tottenham in treacherous playing conditions in Hong Kong.


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FEEBLE HIBS SLAUGHTERED BY SWEDES IN RECORD EURO LOSS

 


UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 2nd leg
HIBERNIAN 0
MALMO FF 7 (Eriksson 21, Forsberg 26, Halsti 30, Albornoz 41, Rantie 61, Hamad 65, Kron 72)
(Malmo FF win 9-0 on aggregate)

Thursday 25th July 2013


Malmo will face Premier League side Swansea City in the Europa League third qualifying round after a ruthless display in Leith completed an emphatic aggregate win over a beleaguered Hibernian. 


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MAN CITY BEAT SUNDERLAND IN FINAL TO WIN ASIA TROPHY

 


Barclays Asia Trophy Final 
SUNDERLAND 0
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Dzeko 9, 65 missed penalty)

Saturday 27th July 2013


Manchester City are the winners of the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy after narrowly beating Sunderland in a low key all-Premier League final in rain-soaked conditions in Hong Kong. 


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COMMONS HEADER GIVES CELTIC FIRST LEG ELFSBORG EDGE

 


UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round 1st leg 
CELTIC 1 (Commons 76)
IF ELFSBORG 0

Wednesday 31st July 2013


A Kris Commons header proved the difference as Celtic edged past Swedish outfit Elfsborg to secure a narrow advantage in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie. 


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PROMOTED PARTICK HELD BY UNITED IN PULSATING OPENER

 


SPFL Scottish Premiership 
PARTICK THISTLE 0
DUNDEE UNITED 0

Friday 2nd August 2013


Promoted Partick Thistle and Dundee United were forced to settle for a point apiece in an absorbing spectacle to launch the new 2013-14 Scottish Premiership season.


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CLARETS AND TROTTERS SHARE SPOILS IN LANCASHIRE DERBY



SkyBet Championship 
BURNLEY 1 (Wheater 26 og)
BOLTON WANDERERS 1 (Pratley 37)
Saturday 3rd August 2013


Darren Pratley earned Bolton a point as they came from behind against local rivals Burnley in a stimulating Lancashire derby in the opening game of the 2013-14 Championship season. 


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STOKES DOUBLE SPARES CELTIC'S BLUSHES IN LEAGUE OPENER 



SPFL Scottish Premiership  
CELTIC 2 (Stokes 27, 87)
ROSS COUNTY 1 (Maatsen 3) 

Saturday 3rd August 2013


A late strike from Anthony Stokes spared the blushes of a profligate Celtic to ensure victory over a resilient Ross County as they opened their Scottish Premiership campaign.    


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ROVERS RESPOND TO SALVAGE LATE POINT IN DERBY OPENER



SkyBet Championship  
DERBY COUNTY 1 (Russell 43 pen)
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Best 89)

Sunday 4th August 2013


Leon Best's last-gasp equaliser salvaged a deserved point for a new-look Blackburn against Derby County in their opening match of the new Championship campaign.     


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SPIRITED MORECAMBE SEE OFF STRONG WOLVES IN CUP SHOCK



Capital One Cup 1st Round  
MORECAMBE 1 (Williams 84)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0

Tuesday 6th August 2013


League Two side Morecambe reached the second round of the Capital One Cup for the fourth consecutive year as they again defeated higher league opposition in Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Globe Arena.       


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MALMO STALEMATE SEES SWANS THROUGH TO PLAY-OFFS

 


UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 2nd leg  
MALMO FF 0
SWANSEA CITY 0
(Swansea City win 4-0 on aggregate)

Thursday 8th August 2013


Swansea City advanced to the play-off round of the Europa League with ease after completing their third qualifying round tie with a dominant goalless draw in Malmo.      


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MURPHY AT DOUBLE FOR ACCRINGTON TO DENY POMPEY WIN

 


SkyBet League Two  
ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 (Murphy 48, 85) 
PORTSMOUTH 2 (Connolly 57, 79 pen)

Saturday 10th August 2013


A late header from defender Peter Murphy salvaged a point for rallying Accrington Stanley to deny title favourites Portsmouth a first victory of the season in a lively League Two spectacle.    


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HEARTS STEAL CRUCIAL VICTORY IN FIESTY EDINBURGH DERBY 

 


SPFL Scottish Premiership   
HEARTS 1 (Paterson 71)
HIBERNIAN 0

Sunday 11th August 2013


A spirited financially-stricken Hearts claimed a crucial victory as they edged past struggling rivals Hibernian in the first Edinburgh derby meeting of the season.        


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LACKLUSTRE LEICESTER AND LEEDS PLAY OUT GOALLESS DRAW



SkyBet Championship   
LEICESTER CITY 0
LEEDS UNITED 0

Sunday 11th August 2013


Promotion contenders Leicester City and Leeds United shared the spoils as a disenchanting Championship encounter finished goalless.         


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WALKER TURNS FROM VILLAIN TO HEARTS HERO AT PARTICK



SPFL Scottish Premiership    
PARTICK THISTLE 1 (Muirhead 86 pen)
HEARTS 1 (Walker 88)

Friday 16th August 2013


Midfielder Jamie Walker went from villain to hero in the space of three minutes to hit a stunning late equaliser for Hearts to deny Partick Thistle top spot in the Scottish Premiership.         


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CHAMPIONS CELTIC WARM UP FOR KAZAKHSTAN WITH DONS WIN



SPFL Scottish Premiership    
ABERDEEN 0 (Langfield 45 sent off)
CELTIC 2 (Commons 45+1 pen, Forrest 87)

Saturday 17th August 2013


Derek McInnes suffered his first defeat as Aberdeen manager as Celtic battled to a hard-fought victory over the ten-man Dons in the Scottish Premiership ahead of their Champions League trip to Kazakhstan.         


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MOYES OFF TO A FLIER AS UTD START TITLE DEFENCE AT SWANS



Barclays Premier League    
SWANSEA CITY 1 (Bony 82)
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Van Persie 34, 72, Welbeck 36, 90+2) 

Saturday 17th August 2013


Champions Manchester United started the defence of their Premier League title in style with an accomplished victory at Swansea City in David Moyes's first league game in charge.         


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CHELSEA EASE TO HULL VICTORY IN MOURINHO'S RETURN

 


Barclays Premier League    
CHELSEA 2 (Lampard 6 missed pen, 25, Oscar 13)
HULL CITY 0

Sunday 18th August 2013


Oscar and Frank Lampard scored first-half goals as Chelsea marked the start of Jose Mourinho's second spell as Blues manager with an easy victory over promoted Hull City.         


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RED-FACED CELTIC'S GROUP STAGE HOPES DENTED BY KAZAKHS



UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round 1st leg    
SHAKHTER KARAGANDY 2 (Finonchenko 12, Khiznichenko 77)
CELTIC 0

Tuesday 20th August 2013


Celtic's hopes of reaching the Champions League group stages are hanging by a thread after suffering an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at the hands of minnows Shakhter Karagandy in Kazakhstan.         


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TWO WINS OUT OF TWO FOR BLUES IN VILLA CONTROVERSY 



Barclays Premier League    
CHELSEA 2 (Luna 7 og, Ivanovic 72)
ASTON VILLA 1 (Benteke 45+3)

Wednesday 21st August 2013


Chelsea made it two wins from two games as Branislav Ivanovic's second-half header ensured victory over Aston Villa to move to the top of the Premier League table.         


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LATE GRIFFITHS PENALTY SEES WOLVES TOP OF LEAGUE ONE

  


SkyBet League One    
WOLVES 2 (Sigurdarson 7, Griffiths 90+4 pen)
CRAWLEY TOWN 1 (Clarke 90+1)

Friday 23rd August 2013


A dramatic injury-time penalty from Leigh Griffiths gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a narrow victory over an energised Crawley Town to move to the top of League One.         


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QPR LEAD WAY AT TOP AFTER HARD-FOUGHT WIN AT BOLTON



SkyBet Championship    
BOLTON WANDERERS 0
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 (A Johnson 54)

Saturday 24th August 2013


Andy Johnson scored the winner as Queens Park Rangers jumped to the top of the Sky Bet Championship by grinding out a hard-fought victory to condemn Bolton to their first league defeat at home since Boxing Day.         


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STURRIDGE STRIKES AGAIN AS RESURGENT REDS BEAT VILLA



Barclays Premier League    
ASTON VILLA 0
LIVERPOOL 1 (Sturridge 21)

Saturday 24th August 2013


Liverpool recorded back-to-back league wins at the start of the new Premier League season after edging past a dogged Aston Villa in a stimulating encounter.         


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BLUEBIRDS STUN SLOPPY MAN CITY TO CLAIM FIRST PL WIN



Barclays Premier League    
CARDIFF CITY 3 (Gunnarsson 60, Campbell 79, 87)
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Dzeko 52, Negredo 90+2)

Sunday 25th August 2013


Newly promoted Cardiff City produced a workmanlike and heroic performance to stun Manchester City with their maiden victory in the Premier League in a pulsating encounter in the Welsh capital.         


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SWEET SIXTEEN AS RAMSEY BOOKS GUNNERS CL GROUP SPOT



UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round 2nd leg    
ARSENAL 2 (Ramsey 25, 72)
FENERBACHE 0
(Arsenal win 5-0 on aggregate)

Tuesday 27th August 2013


Aaron Ramsey scored twice as Arsenal recorded a comfortable second leg victory over Fenerbache to reach the Champions League group stages for the 16th consecutive season.         


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TWO BROTHERS TO RESCUE AS NEWCASTLE LEAVE IT LATE



Capital One Cup 2nd round    
MORECAMBE 0
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 (Shola Ameobi 84, Sammy Ameobi 90+3)

Wednesday 28th August 2013


Substitutes Shola Ameobi and Hatem Ben Arfa inspired Premier League strugglers Newcastle to a late away win at League Two Morecambe to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup in the first-ever competitive meeting between the two sides.         


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SPURS CRUISE INTO GROUP STAGES AGAINST LIFELESS DINAMO



UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round 2nd leg    
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 (Defoe 40, 45+2, Holtby 69)
DINAMO TBILISI 0
(Tottenham win 8-0 on aggregate)

Thursday 29th August 2013


Tottenham reached the group stages of the Europa League as Jermain Defoe helped himself to two goals in a one-sided affair against Georgian outfit Dinamo Tbilisi to complete a comprehensive aggregate play-off victory.         


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UNCONVINCING CITY SEE OFF INVIGORATED HULL CITY AT ETIHAD

 


Barclays Premier League    
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Negredo 65, Yaya Toure 90)
HULL CITY 0

Saturday 31st August 2013


Manchester City scored twice in the second half to see off newcomers Hull City at the Etihad Stadium but it was a far from convincing display from the hosts.         


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PALACE SEAL FIRST PREM LGE WIN OVER TEN-MAN SUNDERLAND



Barclays Premier League    
CRYSTAL PALACE 3 (Gabbidon 9, Gayle 79 pen, O'Keefe 90+2)
SUNDERLAND 1 (Fletcher 64, O'Shea 78 s/off)

Saturday 31st August 2013


Two late goals handed promoted Crystal Palace their first Premier League victory of the season as ten-man Sunderland's poor start to the campaign continued.         


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LIVERPOOL TOPPLE CHAMPIONS TO KEEP 100% WINNING START



Barclays Premier League    
LIVERPOOL 1 (Sturridge 4)
MANCHESTER UNITED 0

Sunday 1st September 2013


Liverpool secured their best start to a Premier League season since 1994-95 with a narrow victory over champions Manchester United at Anfield as Daniel Sturridge netted another important winner.         


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BATTLING SCOTS WELL BEATEN BY BELGIUM IN GLASGOW RAIN

 


FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier    
SCOTLAND 0
BELGIUM 2 (Defour 38, Mirallas 89)

Friday 6th September 2013


An eloquent Belgium consolidated their position at the top of World Cup qualifying Group A after a comfortable 2-0 victory over a hard-working Scotland in Glasgow.         


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MALONEY ON THE MARK AS SCOTS SECURE LATE WIN IN SKOPJE

 


FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifier    
MACEDONIA 1 (Kostovski 83)
SCOTLAND 2 (Anya 59, Maloney 88)

Tuesday 10th September 2013


Shaun Maloney's sublime free-kick gave an attack-minded Scotland a deserved late win against Macedonia in Skopje to take Gordon Strachan's side into fourth place in their World Cup qualifying group.         


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ROVERS GET LUCKY TO SECURE POINT IN LANCASHIRE DERBY 

 


SkyBet Championship    
BURNLEY 1 (Stanislas 76)
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Rhodes 85)

Saturday 14th September 2013


Jordan Rhodes took advantage of a Burnley defensive mix-up to earn Blackburn Rovers a point at Turf Moor and extend their 34-year unbeaten run against their fierce derby rivals.         


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MAN UTD EASE TO CONTROVERSIAL WIN OVER TEN-MAN PALACE 



Barclays Premier League    
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Van Persie 45+1 pen, Rooney 81)
CRYSTAL PALACE 0 (Dikgacoi 45 s/off)

Saturday 14th September 2013


Robin Van Persie's controversial penalty helped Manchester United see off the resistance of ten-man Crystal Palace to give new manager David Moyes his first Premier League win at Old Trafford.         


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IMPRESSIVE UNITED SWEEP ASIDE ERROR-PRONE ROSS COUNTY

 


SPFL Scottish Premiership    
ROSS COUNTY 2 (Sproule 72, Quinn 87)
DUNDEE UNITED 4 (Mackay-Steven 18 pen, Armstrong 20, Gauld 40, Ciftci 65)

Sunday 15th September 2013


A scintillating masterclass from Dundee United breezed aside a below-par Ross County in a thrilling Scottish Premiership encounter - the highest scoring match of the season so far - despite a late fightback from the hosts.         


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JAASKELAINEN ON FORM IN DULL GOALLESS DRAW WITH SAINTS



Barclays Premier League     
SOUTHAMPTON 0
WEST HAM UNITED 0

Sunday 15th September 2013


Southampton were left frustrated by the inspired form of goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen as a dogged West Ham secured a point in a tepid goalless draw on the rainy south coast.         


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UNLUCKY CELTIC DEFLATED AS MILAN STRIKE TWICE LATE ON

 


UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday One
AC MILAN 2 (Izaguirre 82 og, Muntari 86)
CELTIC 0

Wednesday 18th September 2013


A spirited Celtic were cruelly undone in the closing stages as an injury-ravaged AC Milan opened their Champions League group campaign with a barely merited victory.         


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BELOW-PAR BLUES SEE OFF NEIGHBOURS FULHAM TO MOVE TOP




Barclays Premier League
CHELSEA 2 (Oscar 52, Mikel 85)
FULHAM 0

Saturday 21st September 2013


An unconvincing Chelsea temporarily moved to the top of the Premier League with few difficulties as goals from Oscar and Jon Obi Mikel saw off West London neighbours Fulham.        


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UNITED SCRAPE PAST LIVERPOOL TO ADVANCE IN LEAGUE CUP




Capital One Cup Third Round
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Hernandez 46)
LIVERPOOL 0

Wednesday 25th September 2013


Manchester United safely booked a Capital One Cup fourth round tie against Norwich as a solitary Javier Hernandez goal saw off rivals Liverpool on Luis Suarez's return to action in a compelling Old Trafford tie.        


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UNBEATABLE BAYERN BREAK CL RECORD WITH CITY VICTORY




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Two
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Negredo 79)
BAYERN MUNICH 3 (Ribery 7, Muller 56, Robben 59, Boateng 85 s/off)

Wednesday 2nd October 2013


Holders Bayern Munich claimed an unprecedented seventh consecutive Champions League victory with a sophisticated masterclass to inflict Manchester City's heaviest European home defeat.         


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MONTENEGRO WIN SEES ENGLAND ON VERGE OF WORLD CUP




FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
ENGLAND 4 (Rooney 48, Boskovic 62 og, Townsend 78, Sturridge 90 pen)
MONTENEGRO 1 (Damjanovic 71)

Friday 11th October 2013


England close in on automatic qualification for the 2014 World Cup after sweeping aside Montenegro with a decisive 4-1 victory over Montenegro.        


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THREE LIONS BEAT THE POLES TO SEAL WORLD CUP SPOT




FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
ENGLAND 2 (Rooney 41, Gerrard 88)
POLAND 0

Tuesday 15th October 2013


Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard scored the goals that sent England marching to Brazil after a breathless and at times nerve-jangling confrontation with Poland at Wembley.        


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LATE LALLANA LEVELLER FOR SAINTS DENIES UNITED




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (van Persie 26)
SOUTHAMPTON 1 (Lallana 89)

Saturday 19th October 2013


Adam Lallana's last-gasp equaliser clinched a deserved draw for in-form Southampton to deny an unconvincing Manchester United two crucial points.        


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ENGLAND MAESTRO TOWNSEND STARS AS SPURS SEE OFF VILLA




Barclays Premier League
ASTON VILLA 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 (Townsend 31, Soldado 69)

Sunday 20th October 2013


A resurgent Tottenham extended their unbeaten record against Aston Villa to eleven games as goals from Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado secured a 2-0 win at a rain-soaked Villa Park.        


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HIGHLANDS DERBY ABANDONED AFTER POWER FAILURE




SPFL Scottish Premiership
ROSS COUNTY A
INVERNESS CALEY THISTLE A

Friday 25th October 2013


The Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle was abandoned after the floodlights failed three times at half-time.         


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OLD STYLE UNITED COME FROM BEHIND TO SEE OFF POTTERS




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
STOKE CITY 2

Saturday 26th October 2013


Manchester United produced a stirring fightback to claim a vital victory, twice coming from behind to edge past Stoke City at Old Trafford.        


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HOOPS EDGE JAGS IN FIRHILL DERBY TO INCREASE LEAD AT TOP




SPFL Scottish Premiership
PARTICK THISTLE 1 (Doolan 67)
CELTIC 2 (Samaras 34, Balde 75)

Sunday 27th October 2013


Champions Celtic maintained their unbeaten Scottish Premiership record after edging past a spirited Partick Thistle at Firhill in the first West Glasgow derby in nine years.        


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LATE CITY ERROR GIFTS VITAL WIN FOR MOURINHO'S BLUES




Barclays Premier League
CHELSEA 2 (Schurrle 33, Torres 90)
MANCHESTER CITY 1 (Aguero 49)

Sunday 27th October 2013


Fernando Torres grabbed a late winner as Chelsea move back to second in the Premier League with a dramatic victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.        


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William Hill Scottish Cup Quarter-Finals
HIBERNIAN 0
HEARTS 1 (Stevenson 34)

Wednesday 30th October 2013


A spectacular strike from Ryan Stevenson saw Hearts record a colossal victory over Edinburgh rivals Hibernian in a pulsating derby to reach the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.        


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MAGPIES HUMBLE IN-FORM BLUES WITH SURPRISE VICTORY




Barclays Premier League
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 (Gouffran 68, Remy 89)
CHELSEA 0

Saturday 2nd November 2013


Newcastle United produced a blistering performance of defensive steel and attacking verve to end Chelsea's six-game winning sequence with a deserved 2-0 victory at St James's Park.        


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WIGAN SEE OFF SPIRITED TERRIERS FOR FIRST WIN IN FIVE




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2 (Barnett 21, Powell 49)
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 (Norwood 45)

Saturday 2nd November 2013


Wigan edged past a resilient Huddersfield 2-1 at the DW Stadium to claim their first win in five games.        


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TEN-MAN MOTHERWELL HOLD ON TO BEAT MANAGERLESS HIBS




SPFL Scottish Premiership
MOTHERWELL 1 (McManus 23, Hutchinson 87 s/off)
HIBERNIAN 0

Sunday 3rd November 2013


Ten-man Motherwell secured their fifth successive home win in the Scottish Premiership after edging past managerless Hibernian, who were the better side.        


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DONS MOVE SECOND AFTER THRASHING PARTICK AT PITTODRIE




SPFL Scottish Premiership
ABERDEEN 4 (McGinn 25, 87, Zola 40, Hector 64)
PARTICK THISTLE 0

Monday 4th November 2013


Two goals from Niall McGinn helped Aberdeen reclaim second place in the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable 4-0 thumping of Partick Thistle at Pittodrie.        


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JADED HOOPS SLIP UP IN AMSTERDAM AS AJAX EARN FIRST WIN




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Four
AJAX 1 (Schone 51)
CELTIC 0

Wednesday 6th November 2013


A lacklustre Celtic slipped to the bottom of Group H after a 1-0 defeat to Ajax, who leapfrogged them with their first Champions League victory of the campaign.         


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CLINICAL HOOPS SEAL FIRST LEAGUE WIN IN DINGWALL




SPFL Scottish Premiership
ROSS COUNTY 1 (Sproule 68)
CELTIC 4 (van Dijk 41, 53, Ledley 70, 73)

Saturday 9th November 2013


A resurgent Celtic claimed their first-ever league win in Dingwall as headed scoring doubles for Virgil van Dijk and Joe Ledley secured a 4-1 win over Ross County.        


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BLACK CATS REVIVAL ROLLS ON AGAINST TRAVEL-SICK CITY




Barclays Premier League
SUNDERLAND 1 (Bardsley 21)
MANCHESTER CITY 0

Sunday 10th November 2013


Sunderland kept up their impressive start under new manager Gus Poyet by grinding out a 1-0 victory over Manchester City, who were condemned to a fourth Premier League loss of the campaign.          


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VAN PERSIE GUNS DOWN OLD CLUB AS UNITED BEAT ARSENAL




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (van Persie 27)
ARSENAL 0

Sunday 10th November 2013


Robin van Persie scored the winner against his former club as champions Manchester United came out on top against Premier League leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford.          


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REDS SNATCH LATE POINT IN THRILLING MERSEYSIDE DERBY




Barclays Premier League
EVERTON 3 (Mirallas 8, Lukaku 72, 82)
LIVERPOOL 3 (Coutinho 5, Suarez 19, Sturridge 89)

Saturday 23rd November 2013


Substitute Daniel Sturridge grabbed a late equaliser for Liverpool in an absorbing encounter as Everton manager Roberto Martinez was denied victory in his first Merseyside derby in charge.          


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PLAY-OFF CHASING SEAGULLS END WIGAN UNBEATEN HOME RUN




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 (Crofts 72)

Saturday 23rd November 2013


Andrew Crofts secured a third successive win for Brighton with a second half goal which inflicted Wigan's first home defeat of the season.        


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RAMPANT CITY CRUSH SORRY SPURS WITH SIX-GOAL ROMP




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER CITY 6 (Jesus Navas 1, 90+2, Sandro 34 og, Aguero 41, 50, Negredo 55)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0

Sunday 24th November 2013


Manchester City produced another scintillating attacking display to stun a below-par Tottenham and move up to fourth in the Premier League.          


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COMPREHENSIVE MILAN LOSS SEES CELTIC OUT OF EUROPE




UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Five
CELTIC 0
AC MILAN 3 (Kaka 12, Zapata 49, Balotelli 59)

Tuesday 26th November 2013


Celtic's exit from European competition was confirmed after AC Milan recorded a convincing win in Glasgow to all but seal their place in the Champions League knockout stages.         


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WIGAN IN EUROPA LEAGUE BATTLE AFTER ZULTE LOSS




UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matchday Five
WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 (Barnett 7)
ZULTE WAREGEM 2 (Hazard 37, Malanda 88)

Thursday 28th November 2013


Wigan's hopes of reaching the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League suffered a huge setback after a last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Zulte Waregem at the DW Stadium.         


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SCOTTISH CUP HOLDERS CELTIC HAMMER SORRY HEARTS




William Hill Scottish Cup Fourth Round
HEARTS 0
CELTIC 7 (Commons 3, 21, 59 pen, Brown 34, 75, Ledley 42, Lustig 44)

Sunday 1st December 2013


Kris Commons scored a hat-trick as Celtic put European elimination behind them by hammering a troubled Hearts to reach the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.          


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FIVE-STAR HOOPS OUTCLASS STEELMEN TO EXTEND LEAD




SPFL Scottish Premiership
MOTHERWELL 0
CELTIC 5 (Commons 44, 76, Ambrose 54, Stokes 78, Atajic 90)

Friday 6th December 2013


Celtic extended their unbeaten record in the Scottish Premiership this season with a comfortable 5-0 victory over wounded Motherwell in wintry conditions in North Lanarkshire.          


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LACKLUSTRE LATICS SLIP TO DEFEAT AT MILLWALL




SkyBet Championship
MILLWALL 2 (Morison 2, Easter 82)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 (McArthur 83)

Saturday 7th December 2013


Wigan Athletic suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat after losing 2-1 to an improving Millwall at the New Den.          


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SWANS AND TIGERS CLAIM BATTLING POINT IN SOUTH WALES




Barclays Premier League
SWANSEA CITY 1 (Chico Flores 60)
HULL CITY 1 (Graham 9)

Monday 9th December 2013


Danny Graham ended a 30-game goal drought by scoring against his former club as a resilient Hull held below-par Swansea to a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.          


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SWASHBUCKLING BARCA SMASH SIX PAST ELIMINATED HOOPS




UEFA Champions League Group Stages Matchday Six
BARCELONA 6 (Pique 7, Pedro 39, Neymar 44, 48, 58, Tello 72)
CELTIC 1 (Samaras 88)

Wednesday 11th December 2013


Neymar bagged a hat-trick as an irresistible Barcelona produced a devastating performance to brush aside eliminated Celtic and end their Champions League group stage campaign in style.          


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CITY OBLITERATE LEADERS ARSENAL IN CLASSIC ENCOUNTER



Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER CITY 6 (Aguero 14, Negredo 39, Fernandinho 50, 88, Silva 66, Yaya Toure 90+6 pen)
ARSENAL 3 (Walcott 31, 63, Mertesacker 90+4)

Saturday 14th December 2013


Manchester City overpowered league leaders Arsenal to move second in the Premier League with a resounding 6-3 victory in a pulsating encounter at the Etihad Stadium.          


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TIGERS AND POTTERS PLAY OUT TEPID GOALLESS DRAW




Barclays Premier League
HULL CITY 0
STOKE CITY 0

Saturday 14th December 2013


Hull City maintained their solid home form as they shared the points with a resurgent Stoke City in a hard-fought goalless draw.          


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LATICS TRIUMPH IN FIVE-GOAL DERBY THRILLER WITH BOLTON




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 3 (Watson 11 pen, Powell 24, McManaman 68)
BOLTON WANDERERS 2 (Danns 49, Moritz 64 pen)

Sunday 15th December 2013


Wigan survived a stirring fightback from Bolton as Callum McManaman's second-half winner gave manager Uwe Rosler a winning start in his first league match.          


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UNITED BOOK LEAGUE CUP SEMI SPOT WITH STOKE SUCCESS




Capital One Cup Quarter-Final
STOKE CITY 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Young 62, Evra 78)

Wednesday 18th December 2013


Manchester United booked a Capital One Cup semi-final against Sunderland after battling torrid weather conditions to see off Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.          


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PATIENT HOOPS BREAK RESISTANCE OF DEPLETED HEARTS




SPFL Scottish Premiership
CELTIC 2 (Commons 64, Forrest 90+2)
HEARTS 0

Saturday 21st December 2013


Celtic laboured to victory by breaking the stubborn resistance of bottom club Hearts to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to ten points.          


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WIGAN EARN FIRST BACK-TO-BACK WINS UNDER ROSLER




SkyBet Championship
READING 1 (Pogrebnyak 68, Long 52 missed pen)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2 (McCann 10, Powell 12)

Saturday 21st December 2013


Wigan Athletic recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season after beating promotion chasing Reading 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium.          


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MANAGERLESS SPURS END TURBULENT WEEK WITH SAINTS WIN




Barclays Premier League
SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Lallana 13, Lambert 59)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 (Adebayor 25, 64, Hooiveld 54 og)

Sunday 22nd December 2013


Managerless Tottenham ended a turbulent week in positive mood as forgotten man Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in a sensational 3-2 win at Southampton, who are winless in six matches.          


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ARSENAL AND CHELSEA PLAY OUT DULL GOALLESS DRAW




Barclays Premier League
ARSENAL 0
CHELSEA 0

Monday 23rd December 2013


Arsenal and Chelsea shared a scrappy goalless stalemate at the Emirates Stadium in the final Premier League game before Christmas to leave Liverpool top of the table.          


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EARLY VAN DIJK GOAL ENOUGH FOR HOOPS VICTORY IN PERTH




SPFL Scottish Premiership
ST JOHNSTONE 0
CELTIC 1 (van Dijk 5)

Thursday 26th December 2013


Celtic recorded their seventh straight Scottish Premiership victory as Virgil van Dijk's early goal earned a 1-0 Boxing Day win over a brave St Johnstone.          


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FOREST CONSOLIDATE PLAY-OFF SPOT WITH QPR VICTORY




SkyBet Championship
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2 (Halford 29, Reid 80)
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 0

Thursday 26th December 2013


Nottingham Forest moved up to fifth in the Championship after condemning promotion rivals Queens Park Rangers to back-to-back league defeats.           


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CARDIFF STUNNED AS BLACK CATS MOUNT LATE FIGHTBACK




Barclays Premier League
CARDIFF CITY 2 (Mutch 6, Campbell 58)
SUNDERLAND 2 (Fletcher 83, Colback 90+5)

Saturday 28th December 2013


Managerless Cardiff City surrendered a two-goal lead late on as bottom club Sunderland fought back to snatch a dramatic injury-time point.           


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GUNNERS GRIND OUT TOUGH MAGPIES WIN TO TOP THE TABLE




Barclays Premier League
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
ARSENAL 1 (Giroud 65)

Sunday 29th December 2013


Arsenal will top the Premier League table heading into the New Year for the first time since 2007-08 after grinding out a 1-0 away win against in-form Newcastle United.         


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GERS HIT FOUR PAST DUNFERMLINE IN FINAL GAME OF 2013




SPFL Scottish League One
DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC 0
THE RANGERS FC 4 (Aird 22, Clark 52, Law 70, Crawford 90+2)

Monday 30th December 2013


Rangers recovered from losing their 100% League One record to end 2013 on a winning note with a comfortable 4-0 victory over nearest challengers Dunfermline Athletic.         


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SHERWOOD'S SPURS STUN UNITED FLOPS AT OLD TRAFFORD




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Welbeck 67)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 (Adebayor 34, Eriksen 66)

Wednesday 1st January 2014


Manchester United lost ground on the top four after beginning 2014 with a 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham, whose renaissance under new boss Tim Sherwood continued.         


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LATE CRAIG PEN EARNS BUTCHER FIRST DERBY WIN AT HIBS




SPFL Scottish Premiership
HIBERNIAN 2 (Collins 61, Craig 83 pen)
HEARTS 1 (D Smith 72)

Thursday 2nd January 2014


Hibernian moved into the top six of the Scottish Premiership with an absorbing 2-1 victory over bottom-club Hearts in the first Edinburgh derby of 2014.         


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WIGAN DENIED SAFE PASSAGE AS DONS REVIVAL EARNS REPLAY




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
WIGAN ATHLETIC 3 (Espinoza 18, Jordi Gomez 27, McManaman 65)
MK DONS 3 (Reeves 45, 45+2, Williams 62 missed pen, Bamford 84)

Saturday 4th January 2014


FA Cup holders Wigan face a tricky third-round replay at League One MK Dons after the two sides shared six goals in a thriller at the DW Stadium.        


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CHAMPIONSHIP FOREST SMASH SECOND-STRING HAMMERS




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 5 (Abdoun 12 pen, Paterson 65, 71, 79, Reid 90+1)
WEST HAM UNITED 0

Sunday 5th January 2014


Championship side Nottingham Forest reached the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in three seasons after demolishing an under-strength West Ham at the City Ground.         


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BLUES RUTHLESSLY OVERCOME HIGH-FLYING DERBY RESILIENCE




FA Cup Third Round with Budweiser 
DERBY COUNTY 0
CHELSEA 2 (Mikel 66, Oscar 71)

Sunday 5th January 2014


A resurgent Chelsea ruthlessly overcame Championship high-flyers Derby County in the second half of a rousing FA Cup third round clash at Pride Park.         


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BLACK CATS EDGE FIRST LEG AS UNITED LOSE THREE IN A ROW




Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st leg
SUNDERLAND 2 (Giggs 45+1 og, Borini 64 pen)
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Vidic 52)

Tuesday 7th January 2014


Manchester United's miserable start to the New Year continued with a third successive defeat as Sunderland secured a vital first-leg advantage in their Capital One Cup semi-final.         


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DOMINANT LEADERS LEICESTER TROUNCE RIVALS DERBY




SkyBet Championship
LEICESTER CITY 4 (De Laet 25, Nugent 48, 60 pen, Vardy 64)
DERBY COUNTY 1 (De Laet 59 og)

Friday 10th January 2014


Leicester City issued a huge statement of intent in the automatic promotion race after trouncing East Midlands rivals Derby County to move seven points clear at the top of the Championship.         


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HAZARD SPARKLES AS CHELSEA TAME THE TIGERS TO GO TOP




Barclays Premier League
HULL CITY 0
CHELSEA 2 (Hazard 56, Torres 87)

Saturday 11th January 2014


Chelsea temporarily moved top of the Premier League as second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres secured a 2-0 victory over Hull City.         


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UNITED BACK TO WINNING WAYS WITH SWANSEA REVENGE




Barclays Premier League
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Valencia 47, Welbeck 59)
SWANSEA CITY 0

Saturday 11th January 2014


Manchester United arrested a run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions as second-half goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck earned a first victory of 2014 against Swansea.         


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IN-FORM CITY BEAT MAGPIES IN CONTROVERSIAL ENCOUNTER




Barclays Premier League
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Dzeko 9, Negredo 90+5)

Sunday 12th January 2014


In-form Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League with victory over Newcastle, who were denied an equaliser in controversial circumstances.         


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TWO QUICK-FIRE GOALS AT VILLA SEE ARSENAL BACK ON TOP




Barclays Premier League
ASTON VILLA 1 (Benteke 76)
ARSENAL (Wilshere 34, Giroud 35)

Monday 13th January 2014


Arsenal reclaimed top spot in the Premier League as two quick-fire goals in the first half were enough to overcome a homesick Aston Villa.         


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LATICS OVERCOME DONS AFTER REPLAY GOES TO EXTRA-TIME




FA Cup Third Round Replay with Budweiser 
MK DONS 1 (Chadwick 10)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 3 (Powell 79, 92, Fortune 105)
(After Extra Time)

Tuesday 14th January 2014


Last season's FA Cup winners Wigan eventually saw off MK Dons with a 3-1 victory in extra time as their third-round replay went the distance.         


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FOXES EXTEND LEAD AS NUGENT STRIKES LATE TO SINK LEEDS




SkyBet Championship
LEEDS UNITED 0
LEICESTER CITY 1 (Nugent 87)

Saturday 18th January 2014


David Nugent's late goal restored Leicester's seven-point lead at the top of the Championship and condemned a brave Leeds to five straight defeats in all competitions.         


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BLACK CATS COME FROM TWO BEHIND TO DRAW WITH SAINTS




SkyBet Championship
DONCASTER ROVERS 3 (Brown 7, 69 pen, Coppinger 52)
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

Saturday 18th January 2014


Wigan were condemned to their first Championship defeat under Uwe Rosler as lowly Doncaster eased their relegation fears with a comfortable 3-0 win at the Keepmoat Stadium.        


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SHERWOOD REVIVAL ROLLS ON AS STRONG SPURS BEAT SWANS




Barclays Premier League
SWANSEA CITY 1 (Bony 78)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 (Adebayor 35, 71, Chico Flores 53 og)

Sunday 19th January 2014


Tottenham remain unbeaten in the Premier League under Tim Sherwood as Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in a deserved victory at an injury-ravaged Swansea.      


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EVERTON DENIED FOURTH AS MEL EARNS POINT IN FIRST GAME




Barclays Premier League
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 (Lugano 75)
EVERTON 1 (Mirallas 41)

Monday 20th January 2014


Everton passed up the chance to move into the Premier League's top four as West Bromwich Albion came from behind to earn a point in Pepe Mel's first game in charge.     


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BLACK CATS EDGE INTO LEAGUE CUP FINAL ON PENALTIES




Capital One Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Evans 37, Hernandez 120+1)
SUNDERLAND 1 (Bardsley 119)
(After Extra Time)
(Aggregate: 3-3)
(Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties)

Wednesday 22nd January 2014


Manchester United crashed out of the Capital One Cup in dramatic circumstances as Sunderland edged a woeful penalty shoot-out at Old Trafford.     


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REDS SEE OFF CHERRIES TO REACH FIFTH ROUND




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0
LIVERPOOL 2 (Moses 26, Sturridge 60)
Saturday 25th January 2014


Liverpool held off the courageous challenge of Championship side Bournemouth to safely negotiate a tricky FA Cup fourth round tie.     


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OVIEDO BREAKS LEG AS IMPRESSIVE TOFFEES EASE PAST BORO




FA Cup Fourth Round with Budweiser 
STEVENAGE 0
EVERTON 4 (Naismith 5, 32, Heitanga 55, Gueye 84)
Saturday 25th January 2014


Everton cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup but their victory against Stevenage was overshadowed by a horrific injury to Bryan Oveido, who was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.     


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COMMONS SCORES TWICE AS HOOPS SMASH HIBS




SPFL Scottish Premiership 
HIBERNIAN 0
CELTIC 4 (Commons 9, 90 pen, van Dijk 77, Pukki 83)
Sunday 26th January 2014


Unbeaten Celtic moved clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after three goals in the final 15 minutes sealed a ruthless 4-0 victory over Hibernian.     


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DUNDEE UNITED VS ST JOHNSTONE ABANDONED AT TANNADICE




SPFL Scottish Premiership 
DUNDEE UNITED A
ST JOHNSTONE A
Monday 27th January 2014


Dundee United's Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.      


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QPR AND BURNLEY SHARE SPOILS IN SIX-GOAL THRILLER




SkyBet Championship
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 3 (Doyle 7, Dunne 34, Maiga 79)
BURNLEY 3 (Ings 25, Vokes 54, 62)

Saturday 1st February 2014


TBC.     


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LATICS PRODUCE LATE COMEBACK TO BEAT ADDICKS 




SkyBet Championship
WIGAN ATHLETIC 2 (Fortune 88, Jordi Gomez 90+1)
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 (Sordell 3)

Saturday 1st February 2014


Wigan snatched a sensational 2-1 victory from the jaws of defeat with two goals in the last two minutes to overcome a spirited Charlton side in the SkyBet Championship.     


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OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN DOUBLE SEES GUNNERS PAST PALACE




Barclays Premier League 
ARSENAL 2 (Oxlade-Chamberlain 47, 73)
CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Sunday 2nd February 2014


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's double helped Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over a determined Crystal Palace at the Emirates.     


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GERS INTO CUP SEMIS AS SHIELS HAT-TRICK SINKS PARS 




William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round 
THE RANGERS FC 4 (Shiels 8, 24, 47, Templeton 37)
DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC 0

Friday 7th February 2014


Dean Shiels bagged a hat-trick as Rangers reached the Scottish Cup quarter-finals for the first time in four years by coasting to victory against League One rivals Dunfermline Athletic.     


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RAMPANT REDS DESTROY LEADERS ARSENAL AT ANFIELD




Barclays Premier League 
LIVERPOOL 5 (Skrtel 1, 10, Sterling 16, 52, Sturridge 20)
ARSENAL 1 (Arteta 69 pen)

Saturday 8th February 2014


Liverpool demonstrated their Champions League credentials by demolishing Premier League leaders Arsenal in emphatic fashion at Anfield.     


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SWANS END TURBULENT WEEK WITH RESOUNDING DERBY WIN




Barclays Premier League 
SWANSEA CITY 3 (Routledge 47, Dyer 79, Bony 85)
CARDIFF CITY 0

Saturday 8th February 2014


Managerless Swansea City ended an uncharacteristically turbulent week on a high with a convincing derby win over South Wales rivals Cardiff City.     


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ADEBAYOR EARNS CRUCIAL SPURS WIN OVER TOFFEES




Barclays Premier League   
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (Adebayor 65)
EVERTON 0

Sunday 9th February 2014


Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goal as Tottenham leapfrogged fellow Champions League hopefuls Everton with an important victory at White Hart Lane.      


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