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Stoke fans confronted players at train station after 5-1 defeat by Spurs

Stoke players were confronted by angry fans at the town’s railway station as they travelled home from their 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley, says manager Mark Hughes. Hughes wants his players to use the supporters’ fury as motivation as they seek to address their slump in form. Stoke are three points above relegation and travel to seventh-placed Burnley on Tuesday (19:45 GMT). Hughes said: “That is still resonating. Sometimes you need a reality check.” The confrontation took place as they arrived back at Stoke-on-Trent station on Saturday night. Stoke’s…

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'Man Utd defeat affected us' – Wenger after draw at Southampton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side’s slow start in games is becoming a problem after they scraped a draw against Southampton. Substitute Olivier Giroud glanced in a superb late header to salvage a point after the Gunners had trailed since the third minute. “In the last two weeks unfortunately we are losing points after a bad start,” said Wenger, who saw his side concede twice in the first 11 minutes of the 3-1 defeat by Manchester United eight days previously. “I felt that the Manchester United game played a…

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Rafael Benitez refuses to discuss Newcastle takeover after Leicester defeat

The Magpies slipped to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone Saturday, December 9, 2017 Rafael Benitez insisted he cannot even think about a takeover of Newcastle and the cash it could hand him as he attempts to prevent their season from unravelling. The promoted Magpies slipped to within two points of the Premier League relegation zone after Leicester condemned them to a sixth defeat in seven games with a last-gasp winner at St James’ Park. Former Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer summed up the frustration of many among…

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea's Premier League title hopes are over after West Ham defeat

Antonio Conte Saturday, December 9, 2017 Antonio Conte has ruled Chelsea out of the Premier League title race. Last season’s champions were beaten 1-0 by West Ham on Saturday to leave them 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. REPORT – West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: Marko Arnautovic earns Hammers first win under David Moyes There are still 22 games left of the campaign, but Conte insists his side are not good enough to close the gap. The Italian said: “This is the fourth defeat in 16 games. When you have these stats it’s…

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Pep Guardiola backs Manchester City to bounce back after first defeat of season

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City will emerge stronger following their first defeat of the season. City were beaten 2-1 by Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game in freezing Kharkiv on Wednesday. The result brought to an end a run of 20 successive victories in all competitions and was their first loss in 29 matches stretching back to April. With top spot in the group already assured, it mattered little in terms of the Champions League but it was hardly ideal preparation for Sunday’s derby trip to…

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England still massively in Ashes series after defeat – Root

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day five of five) Australia 442-8 dec (Marsh 126*) & 138 (Anderson 5-43, Woakes 4-36) England 227 (Lyon 4-60) & 233 (Root 67. Starc 5-88) Australia won by 120 runs; take lead 2-0 in series Scorecard Captain Joe Root says England can turn the Ashes series around despite going 2-0 down with defeat in the second Test in Adelaide. England had an outside chance of a remarkable victory on the fifth day, but lost six wickets for…

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