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Sam Allardyce to be Confirmed as England Coach

The English FA has today officially confirmed Sam Allardyce as the new England manager.

The 61-year-old who was reported to be all set to be handed the England Boss yesterday leaves his position at Sunderland with immediate effect to succeed Roy Hodgson and has been handed an initial two-year contract.

Allardyce said: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager, especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted.

“For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.

“I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.

Allardyce will hold a news conference on Monday at St George’s Park and his first match in charge will be a friendly at Wembley on Thursday 1 September against yet-to-be-named opponents, ahead of the World Cup 2018 qualifier in Slovakia on 4 September.

An experienced Premier League manager with Bolton, West Ham and Sunderland, Allardyce narrowly missed out on the England job when it was given to Steve McClaren 10 years ago and has frequently spoken of his desire to manage his country.

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has refused to thrown in the towel insisted that the Premier League title race is still very open despite the gap in points between the Red devils and Manchester City.

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku‘s got the only goal United defeated the Cherries 1-0, a positive reaction from their Sunday defeat in the hands of their bitter rivals City.

Mourinho noted his determination to close the gap on Guardiola’s men ahead of tricky league games away at West Brom and Leicester City.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the ex Real Madrid and Chelsea boss said;

“We play match after match and the next we have to try to win. We have a difficult one at West Brom and we try match after match.

“It is only over in May. If it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.”

When asked if his side had suffered a hangover from their 2-1 lose to Man City, Mourinho said:

“Fatigue, yes, but hangover – no.

“The game was a big one, and a defeat does not help in your recovery – victories help, defeats don’t.

“They were difficult opponents and difficult conditions. If we had scored the second it would have been a calm night for us.”

 

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

Manchester United seems to have returned to winning ways after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku who was widely bashed for his error that gifted city a win last Sunday scored the only goal of the night at the 25′ minute. The Belgian all time goal scorer however refused to celebrate.


Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all came way too close in the second half but it was Bournemouth who created more chances with seven shots on target; thanks to the David de Gea once again.


The victory means that Mourinho’s men are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who won 4-0 at Swansea.

The red devils play against West Brom on Sunday while Bournemouth hosts Liverpool in the day’s second live game.

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

Manchester City has taken their Premier League wins to a record 15th successive victoriesafter they defeated Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men who had matched Arsenal’s long standing record of 14 wins in a row after their Manchester derby triumph, but has now set a new record entirely with their victory at the Liberty Stadium.

David Silva broke the deadlock in the 27′ minute before the half-hour mark, with Kevin De Bruyne doubling the lead at the 34′ minute via a curling home a free-kick. Silva found the back of the net again at the 52′ minutebefore Sergio Aguero iced up the cake at the 85′ minute.

The win means that Manchester City remains 11 points clear of Manchester United who also won their game on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City’s next game will be when they host Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening while Swansea will travel to Everton on December 18.

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