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Rob Lyons
Rob is Pundit Arena's Manager of Quality Control and works closely with the website's remote writer base. He also regularly contributes to print and broadcast media. If you'd like to discuss writing for PA, you can contact Rob at [email protected]

Manchester United Likely To Be Without Captain Wayne Rooney For EFL Cup Final

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United applauds supporters during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on February 1, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Whilst Wayne Rooney’s inclusion in the EFL Cup final versus Southampton this weekend may have been limited anyway, it now looks as though he is set to miss the match entirely.  According to The Times, a persistent muscle injury is set to keep the club captain sidelined for the final having already missed three clashes with the same complaint. Speaking on Rooney’s …

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Watch: All Three Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Goals Versus St Etienne

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his third and his sides third goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Manchester United and AS Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Despite playing the majority of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with just a one-goal advantage, Manchester United alway seemed in control and will now surely advance to the last 16 barring a major upset in France in the return leg next week.  Two set-piece goals and one well-worked cross were enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to record a 3-0 victory, …

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Video: Ibrahimovic Just Scored One Of The Strangest Free-Kicks Of His Career

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between Manchester United and AS Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The build-up to Manchester United’s last 32 Europa League clash against Saint-Etienne had centred around a certain Pogba-related rivalry, however Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, as per usual, managed to divert attention back to himself.  With United awarded a free-kick at the edge of the box inside the first 15 minutes of the game, there was only going to be one man to …

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Twitter In Meltdown Over Arsenal’s Humbling At The Hands Of Bayern Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s round of 16 first leg clash away to Bayern Munich couldn’t have gone much worse on Wednesday night.  The Gunners’ first half did, however, give them reason to hope after Alexis Sanchez equalised via a rebound from his missed penalty, meaning the two teams went in at the break level. However, a hellish second half begun when Robert Lewandowski …

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Tweets: The Extremely Mixed Reaction To Jamie Carragher’s Commentary

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 18: (L-R) Sky Sports commentators Jamie Redknapp, Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher talk prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Having moved on from playing football to analysing it for Sky Sports, among other outlets, Jamie Carragher made what has these days become a natural transition from the studio to the commentary box for Burnley versus Chelsea.  In an electrifying game, which saw Chelsea’s Pedro score inside seven minutes before Robbie Brady netted a delightful free-kick to ensure the game ended …

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England: Eddie Jones Has Stern Warning For Players Following Wales Win

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: England coach Eddie Jones looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With two victories in the bag against European rugby behemoths France and Wales respectively, England can certainly be pleased with their opening to the 2017 Six Nations.  However, the Red Rose have come a little to close to drawing or losing in the opening two rounds for some to be in jubilant mood just yet, none more so than England’s …

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Video: Dana White Says “Plane Ride Home” The Highlight Of UFC 208

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With all but one fight at UFC 208 going to a decision, one can forgive UFC president Dana White for being a little less than enamoured with how the night panned out.  Only one bout, the meeting of Ronaldo Souza and Tim Boetsch, saw a submission victory, with Souza coming out victorious. This is “Jacaré’s” second win on the trot now having …

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Manchester United Boss Mourinho Somehow Defends Mata’s Reckless Tackle On Vardy

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United gives instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on February 1, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 win over champions Leicester on Sunday afternoon, however one incident in particular has sparked much debate: Juan Mata’s late tackle on Jamie Vardy.  Despite the instigator of the incident, Mata, admitting he was late and ‘lucky’ not be sent off, his manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken to deflecting criticism away from the player and …

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