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In The Era Of Managerial Hyperbole Hughton & Howe Provide A Welcome Antidote

The era of the galactico manager is here: the egos and the complicated philosophies, the mind games and coded messages, the sniping and arrogant post-match interviews all adding to the spectacle and feeding into the all-pervasive world of the Premier League. Football’s equivalent to the Queens of the Stone Age, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and the big-hitters in Manchester …

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Guardiola Embraces Crossing As Goals Rain In For Man City

Man City made an excellent start to their Champions League campaign beating Dutch side Feyenoord 4-0. Interestingly, three of the four goals came directly from crosses into the box. Guardiola’s vintage Barcelona side was known as a side that didn’t cross the ball. In fact, they didn’t even play with a traditional striker. Over time, harnessing the super human talents …

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Watch: Harry Kane Scores Incredible Individual Goal vs Dortmund

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane shoots at goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Harry Kane has scored one of the best goals of his career as Tottenham grabbed a vital 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley tonight. Having succumbed to their Wembley woes in last season’s Champions League – Spurs achieved a massive psychological boost from tonight’s victory, which can largely be attributed to the efforts of Kane. Having scored his first club …

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Liverpool’s Madcap Clash With Sevilla Had Something For Everyone

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (R) celebrates with Liverpool's German midfielder Emre Can after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on September 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool returned to the Champions League group stage after a two-year absence to play out a highly-entertaining clash against Sevilla. The match finished 2-2 at Anfield, but that only tells some of the story in a game that had almost everything. Dejan Lovren’s horrendous miskick to allow Wissam Ben Yedder poke home into an empty net within the first five …

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Liverpool, Tottenham & Man City Name Lineups For Champions League Openers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shake hands prior to kick off. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City begin their respective Champions League group stage campaigns on Wednesday night with tough ties. Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord provide the opposition for the Premier League teams looking to replicate the success of Chelsea and Manchester United 24 hours earlier. To Jurgen Klopp’s side first, and the big news is that Philippe Coutinho is on …

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Arsenal To Rest Seven First-Team Players For Europa League Opener

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during a training session at London Colney on September 8, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal will play in their first Europa League match in 17 years on Thursday but will do so without a number of first-team players. The Gunners take on Bundesliga outfit Cologne at the Emirates in what will be their first match in Europe’s secondary club competition since they lost the 2000 UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray on penalties, and manager …

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Victor Lindelof Is Growing Into Manchester United Role

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side made a winning return to the Champion’s League with a fairly routine 3-0 win over their bogey side Basel. Back in 2011 the Swiss side played a major role in dumping United out of the competition. With the manager changing the whole back four on Tuesday night, fans could be forgiven a few nerves. Mourinho doesn’t see …

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