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Marisa Kennedy
Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter

Five Lessons Learned From This Weekend’s Premier League Clashes

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Liverpool underlined their determination to win the Premier League title as they blew away bitter rivals Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday. Manchester City also won 3-1 against Everton on Saturday, but the champions remained in second. Arsenal’s long unbeaten run came to a shock end, while Eden Hazard thrived as a ‘false nine’ for Chelsea. Here are five things we …

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Mourinho: United Not Good Enough For Liverpool But Can Make Top 4

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Jose Mourinho hinted Manchester United’s players are simply not good enough to compete with Liverpool after being brushed aside 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday by the Premier League leaders. Mourinho claimed ahead of the game that Liverpool have had luck on their side this season, but while there was fortune in substitute Xherdan Shaqiri’s two deflected strikes in the final …

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Sarri Backs Eden Hazard To Thrive As ‘False Nine’ For Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri insists Eden Hazard can thrive in the ‘false nine’ role after the Belgium playmaker inspired a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Brighton on Sunday. Sarri’s side cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League thanks to the latest virtuoso display from Hazard. Although Hazard started the season playing in a wide role for Chelsea and won …

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Inspired Hazard Keeps Chelsea In Title Hunt At Brighton

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Chelsea put a week of negative headlines for the behaviour of their fans behind them on the field thanks to an inspired Eden Hazard in a 2-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday. The Belgian provided his ninth assist of the season for Pedro Rodriguez to open the scoring and then chalked up his ninth goal of the campaign, but first …

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Watch: Incredible Shane Long Move Helps Saints End Winless Run

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Charlie Austin shattered Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run as the Southampton striker punished a howler from Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win on Sunday, with help from Shane Long. Austin settled a thrilling Premier League clash at St Mary’s when he headed home with just five minutes left after Leno misjudged Shane Long’s cross. Southampton had twice …

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Leinster Rediscover Their Rhythm Just In Time For Crucial Period

Leinster head coach, Leo Cullen, is pleased with the manner in which his team rediscovered their form to secure a six-try victory over Bath at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.  The European and PRO14 champions were on top form as they wrapped up the bonus-point score in the first half thanks to tries from Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin, James …

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Smalling Extends Manchester United Contract Until 2022

Manchester United tied down centre-back Chris Smalling to a new three-and-a-half-year contract on Saturday with an option to extend the deal for a further year. Manchester United is delighted to announce that Chris Smalling has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2022, with the option to extend for a further year,” the club …

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Superb Leinster Defy Bath And A Storm To Score Six Tries

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Leinster 42 Bath 15 Leinster powered to a 27-point win over Bath to close the gap on leaders, Toulouse, in Pool 1 of the Heineken Champions Cup this evening in the Aviva Stadium. After a fractured win over the Premiership side at the Recreational Ground ground, it was all to easy for Leinster who had the bonus-point wrapped up before …

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Jesus Fires Man City Back To Premier League Top Spot

Manchester City laid down the gauntlet to Liverpool by leapfrogging their title rivals back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Everton at the Etihad on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus enjoyed a welcome return to form by scoring his first league goals in four months either side of half-time to put City two goals up. Dominic …

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