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Mourinho's defensive tactics keeping Pogba from expressing himself

Further evidence of a disconnect between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba was provided Wednesday at Sevilla. The out-of-form Frenchman came on as a substitute after initially taking a seat on the bench, and although he wasn’t at his worst, he couldn’t really influence the match. He mostly jogged about the pitch at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, picking his moments ...

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Herrera injury could be bad – Mourinho

Ander Herrera could have a “bad injury”, says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho after the midfielder was substituted in Wednesday’s Champions League goalless draw at Sevilla. The Spaniard picked up a muscle injury 17 minutes into the last-16 first-leg tie and was replaced by Paul Pogba. Herrera had returned from injury after missing games earlier in February against Newcastle and ...

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Wolves 2-2 Norwich City

Wolves had victory snatched from them with the last kick of the game at Molineux as Nelson Oliveira’s long-range right-foot shot earned Norwich City a dramatic point. The hosts led 2-0 inside 25 minutes thanks to a Jamal Lewis own goal and an Alfred N’Diaye header. Christoph Zimmerman’s 27th-minute header set up a tense second half. And, when Wolves looked ...

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Leicester settles Financial Fair Play dispute with £3.1M payment to EFL

Leicester City‘s long-standing dispute with the English Football League over an apparent breach of Financial Fair Play regulations was resolved Wednesday, with the Foxes agreeing to pay £3.1 million to settle the matter. Leicester posted £20.8 million in losses as it won the Championship and promotion to the Premier League during the 2013-14 season – well above the £8-million threshold. ...

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Pogba comes on as sub vs. Sevilla after initial benching

Paul Pogba found a way to play after all. The embattled Manchester United midfielder emerged as an early substitute for the injured Ander Herrera early in Wednesday’s match against Sevilla after initially being dropped to the bench. Jose Mourinho began the Champions League encounter with Herrera in a midfield three with Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic. How #MUFC line up ...

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Firmino avoids punishment for Holgate's racial abuse claim

The Football Association’s investigation into Mason Holgate‘s claim that Roberto Firmino racially abused him yielded insufficient evidence to take disciplinary action against the Liverpool forward. The accusation was formally lodged following Everton‘s 2-1 FA Cup defeat at the home of its Merseyside rival on Jan. 5. Holgate and Firmino were involved in an altercation during the encounter. “We are completely ...

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FA will not punish Firmino over clash

Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association after his clash with Everton’s Mason Holgate in the FA Cup tie at Anfield in January. Holgate had alleged Firmino used a “discriminatory term”. Following an investigation, the FA concluded the evidence was “not sufficient” to charge the Brazilian. ...

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Ozil, Ramsey out of Ostersund 2nd leg as League Cup final looms

by Daniel Rouse 7m ago Catherine Ivill / Getty Images Sport / Getty Arsene Wenger says he will spare Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey from Thursday’s second leg against Ostersund in the Europa League round of 32. The Arsenal manager will undoubtedly have an eye on Sunday’s League Cup final against Manchester City when picking his lineup against the Swedish ...

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Gerrard's Liverpool beat Butt's Man Utd

Liverpool Under-19s, managed by former Reds’ captain Steven Gerrard, beat Nicky Butt’s Manchester United 2-0 to progress to the Uefa Youth League quarter-finals. Wales forward Ben Woodburn opened the scoring at Tranmere’s Prenton Park with a first-half header. Rafael Camacho’s stunning long-range strike made sure of the win late on. Liverpool will play Manchester City in the last eight on ...

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Craig Bellamy in talks to become Oxford United manager

by Daniel Rouse 16m ago Richard Sellers / Getty Images Sport / Getty Craig Bellamy, a gritty, pacey forward in his playing days, could take his first steps in professional management in a city more famed for its prestigious university than its football team. Cardiff City has granted its player development manager permission to discuss the vacancy at Oxford United, ...

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