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I’d love to finish my career at Stoke – Ryan Shawcross

Pig-keeper Ryan Shawcross is hoping to see out the rest of his playing career at Stoke, but admits he could be "farmed" out.

Tottenham ‘were on fire’ against Stoke – Harry Kane

Harry Kane hailed Tottenham for being "on fire" in their 5-1 demolition of Stoke City at Wembley.

Manchester United eye Manchester City derby scalp, Everton face Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool's "Fab Four" as the northwest derbies take centre stage on Sunday.

British managers must match level set by foreign coaches – Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis has called on British managers to raise their standards in order to reach the level set by foreign coaches in the Premier League.

Burnley winger Robbie Brady to have knee surgery

Burnley winger Robbie Brady will have knee surgery after his injury against Leicester and will be out for "substantial time".

FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday.

Burnley’s Robbie Brady in hospital after horrible injury – Sean Dyche

Robbie Brady was taken to hospital after suffering a "serious" injury as Burnley went down 1-0 at Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, confirmed manager Sean Dyche.

Burnley’s position in Premier League table is ‘easy on the eye’ – Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche says Burnley's position in the Premier League table is "easy on the eye" but insists there is no room for complacency from himself and his players.

Jose Mourinho won’t ‘park the bus’ against Arsenal – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not expecting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to set his team up defensively when the sides clash on Saturday despite his reputation for “parking the bus” in big matches.

Petr Cech can be Arsenal’s Edwin Van der Sar – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger says Petr Cech is fitter than ever after losing weight and the Arsenal manager believes his goalkeeper can emulate Edwin Van der Sar by playing into his forties.

I feel like I’m the world’s best goalkeeper – Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois feels he is the best goalkeeper in the world, and says all great players should have that mindset.

Laurent Koscielny urges Arsenal to keep up momentum

Laurent Koscielny says that a new-found team spirit has helped Arsenal rediscover their confidence and helped push them back into top-four contention.

Petr Cech not giving up on Arsenal’s title hope

Petr Cech believes Arsenal could be in contention for the Premier League title come the end of the season despite trailing leaders Manchester City by 12 points going into Wednesday’s match with Huddersfield.

Manchester City are beatable at the Etihad – Mauricio Pellegrino

Mauricio Pellegrino is convinced his Southampton side can be the first team this season to beat Manchester City after seeing Huddersfield go agonisingly close.


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