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The English club Manchester City would emulate with a win at Napoli will shock you

English clubs have the worst luck when it comes to Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo and there’s no doubt Man City will be in for a game on Wednesday night. Amazingly, only one English side has triumphed in Naples and that is League Two’s Swindon Town, who contested the very first Anglo-Italian Cup final on 28 May, 1970. Now, talkSPORT is not suggesting Pep Guardiola should instruct his coaches to study footage of Peter Noble, Arthur Horsfield and John Trollope in action, but in the last 47 years, the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool…

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John Stones: England 'have the players' to emulate Manchester City

John Stones believes England are capable of producing performances against high-calibre opposition akin to Manchester City’s display in their victory at Chelsea on Saturday. City’s bold, positive approach to the match at Stamford Bridge paid off, with them dominating proceedings as they underlined their Premier League title credentials with a 1-0 win over the champions. Having played the full duration for the visitors, centre-back Stones has since joined up with England, who are on the brink of securing qualification for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The 23-year-old was…

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'Cook must try to emulate Atherton' to save England in second Test

Alastair Cook must emulate a legendary innings by Michael Atherton if England are to save the second Test against South Africa, says Michael Vaughan. England were set 474 to win at Trent Bridge with two days of the match left. Atherton batted 10 hours 43 minutes for 185 not out to earn England a draw in South Africa 22 years ago. “England need Alastair Cook to play one of the great innings like Atherton did in Johannesburg in 1995,” said former England captain Vaughan. “We just want to see some…

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