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Coral Daily Download: Is the wait over for an English winner of the Champions League? Latest odds here

Listen to the Coral Daily Download Thursday, December 7, 2017 Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. There was no such Brexit for England in Europe this week, as our teams completed our most successful Champions League group stage in history – with five Premier League teams qualifying for the last-16 for the first time. Four of those sides were winners, with Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United finishing top of their groups, while Chelsea finished second. But how are the odds looking ahead…

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English teams dominate group stage – but can one win the Champions League?

Premier League clubs have created Champions League history, with five qualifying for the knockout stage. Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all progressed, making England the first country to have five teams in the competition’s last 16. This was also the first time the Premier League had five representatives in the group stage, United earning their place by winning the Europa League last season. Performance of teams from Europe’s big four leagues Country P W D L F A GD Win % England 30 21 6 3…

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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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Clinical O'Sullivan races to English Open win

Ronnie O’Sullivan produced a world-class performance to beat fellow Englishman Kyren Wilson 9-2 and win the English Open in Barnsley. Five-time world champion O’Sullivan led 6-2 after the first session and was relentless after the break, wrapping up a clinical victory with a break of 131. The 41-year-old made four 100-plus breaks in the final to clinch his 29th ranking title. “You don’t play that well unless you feel you have to,” he told Eurosport. “That was as good as I could play amongst the balls. I made some really…

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Premier League: No Christmas Eve fixtures for English top flight

No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled 23 December games were moved there for live television coverage. It had been thought that Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal was under consideration to be moved from 23 to 24 December. Instead, it will be played on Friday, 22 December, with a 19:45 GMT kick-off. Three other fixtures have been moved from the 15:00 slot on 24 December – Everton v Chelsea, Burnley v Tottenham and Leicester v Manchester United. Chelsea’s trip to Goodison Park will…

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The tide has turned – English clubs are back in Europe, says Neville

English clubs are “narrowing the gap” on Europe’s elite in the Champions League, says ex-Manchester United defender Phil Neville. All five Premier League teams are unbeaten and sit top of their groups after three games played. “It’s not too early to say the tide is changing. The performances alone are saying that,” Neville said on BBC Radio 5 live. “We could get two or three clubs into the quarters or semi-finals.” Where do English teams sit? Having provided just four Champions League quarter-finalists in the past five seasons, England’s five…

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Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Harry Winks thanks Mauricio Pochettino for trusting young English players

Harry Winks made his debut for England on Sunday Monday, October 9, 2017 Harry Winks has thanked Mauricio Pochettino for continuing to place his trust in young English talent. Winks made his England debut in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Lithuania, turning in an eye-catching performance in midfield despite having only four Premier League starts under his belt. His integration in the first-team picture has been carefully handled by Pochettino, whose show of faith has helped spur the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose into the…

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