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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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Teams will not be happy to face Man Utd in last 16, says Mourinho after win

Jose Mourinho says teams will not be “jumping with happiness” if they are drawn to face Manchester United in the Champions League knockout stage after his side beat CSKA Moscow to win their group. United had to come from behind to secure their place in the last 16 of the competition – the first time they have progressed that far since David Moyes was in charge in 2014. Victory at Old Trafford ensured Mourinho’s team finished above second-placed Basel in Group A with 15 points from their six games. “I…

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‘Mauricio Pochettino is getting away with it at the moment’ – Tottenham boss not criticised enough for team’s poor form, says Micky Quinn

Mauricio Pochettino is getting an easy ride and isn’t being criticised enough for Tottenham’s poor run of form, according to Micky Quinn. Spurs have suffered a drop of form in recent weeks, winning only once in their last five league games, and now sit 16 points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League title race. A surprise 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday saw the north London side drop to seventh place, surely ending their hopes of the league title following back-to-back second-place finishes. Tottenham are suffering in…

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Chelsea v Swansea confirmed teams: Hazard and Azpilicueta on the bench, Swans unchanged

Chelsea will be keen to avoid losing further ground in the Premier League title race when they take on Swansea at Stamford Bridge. The champions currently trail league leaders Manchester City by 11 points and face a fight to secure a top four position against the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. Swansea arrive in west London on a poor run of form and could equal their record of going four games without a goal, should they fail to find the net tonight. But the Swans will be encouraged by…

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Watford v Manchester United confirmed teams: Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard start

Manchester United travel to Vicarage Road looking to cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table. The Red Devils currently trail Pep Guardiola’s side by eight points and can ill afford to lose further ground ahead of a busy festive schedule. An in-form Watford could secure their third consecutive Premier League victory with a win tonight – a feat they have managed once before in December 2015. Marco Siva’s side could move into sixth place with a win and will be encouraged by United’s failure to…

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Revealed! Which Premier League teams have spent the most days on top since 2013/14

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Manchester United have started the new Premier League season in style and, as a result, have now spent 27 days on top of the table. Now, that might not seem a big deal – they’re the 20-time champions, right? Well, since the start of the 2013/14 campaign, the Red Devils had only previous spent 13 days at the summit, which shows their previous fall from grace. But who have spent the longest at the top of the table during this spell? Click the right arrow above to…

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