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Paciencia to take over at Deportivo

Tuesday, 1 January, 2013, 3:21am

Rodgers frustrated by Liverpool inconsistency

Brendan Rodgers feels the pressure at Stoke. Photo: AFP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his side to show some consistency if they are going to challenge for the top four in the Premier League.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat by Stoke at the Britannia Stadium as Jonathan Walters scored twice either side of Kenwyne Jones' effort to overturn Steven Gerrard's early penalty - awarded for a foul on Luis Suarez - for the visitors.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Marouane Fellaini apologises for headbutting Ryan Shawcross

Everton's Belgian striker Marouane Fellaini. Photo: AFP

Marouane Fellaini apologised for headbutting Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross in Everton's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Britannia Stadium.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

United's Nani says Stoke match will be a physical battle

Nani eyes the ball during a Portugal training session. Photo: AFP

Manchester United winger Nani is expecting a physical confrontation with Stoke when Alex Ferguson's team return to Old Trafford today for the first time since their surprising loss to Tottenham.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

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Aston Villa can strike the first real blow of the season against the established elite of English soccer by lifting the Carling Cup tomorrow, when they face hot-favourites Manchester United in the final at Wembley.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

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Manchester City finally broke out of their run of draws with a home win over Chelsea and tonight they can step up their push for a Champions League place with victory in their local derby at Bolton Wanderers.

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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The English Premier League returns from the international break on a rather low-key note, with three of the top four at home to teams outside the top 10. The only match featuring two teams with serious ambitions of gaining a Champions League place is Liverpool v Manchester City, who go into the weekend respectively seventh and sixth in the table.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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The big four in the English Premier League have all won on the same weekend only once in seven attempts this season, but there won't be a better chance of a four-timer than tonight when three of the four play bottom-half opposition and the toughest task on paper is Arsenal's home game against fifth-placed Aston Villa.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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Liverpool and Arsenal are back at home this weekend with questions to answer over the seriousness of their title challenge, having both suffered shock results in their latest home games.

Liverpool were held 0-0 by second-bottom Stoke City, while more headline-grabbing was Arsenal's 2-1 defeat by Hull City, albeit against a promoted team performing much better than Stoke.

18 Oct 2008 - 12:00am