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Arsenal show Man United how to replace a club legend

Manchester United have lurched from one disaster to the next since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but Arsenal seem to have got it right first time by appointing Unai Emery.

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Fear and loathing at a bizarre Ballon d'Or

Luka Modric will go down in history among the many Ballon d'Or winners who fell just short of greatness after being crowned the world's best on a strange night in Paris.

Can Arsenal lift Old Trafford curse?

Arsenal's last Premier League win at Old Trafford was in 2006, can Unai Emery's Arsenal break the hoodoo?

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Dog saves goal in the Argentina

Defensores de Belgrano keeper Brian Leandro's howler was saved by a pitch-invading pooch, keeping out Juventud Unida de GualeguaychĂș's certain goal.

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Boca fans give players huge send-off to Madrid

Boca Juniors fans lined the streets of Buenos Aires to give their team a big send-off as they began their journey to Madrid for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.

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Amid future focus, Berhalter just wants to get to work

As their new coach was introduced in upscale New York surrounds, U.S. Soccer wanted to look forward. Who could blame them? The past has been brutal.

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Berhalter describes how he wants USMNT to play

Gregg Berhalter details what he believes the DNA of the U.S. national team should be after being introduced as the team's next head coach.

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West Ham 3-1 Cardiff: Perez strikes for the Hammers

Lucas Perez came off the bench to score twice and Michail Antonio headed in the third to give West Ham a 3-1 victory over Cardiff.

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Brighton 3-1 Crystal Palace: 10-man Brighton get it done

Despite Shane Duffy's first-half red card, Brighton scored twice with 10 men to defeat Crystal Palace 3-1 and claim all three points.

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Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield: Wilson, Fraser power Cherries

Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser assisted each other's goals in Bournemouth's win over Huddersfield, who remain a point off the relegation zone.

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Novara 3-2 Pisa: Manconi with the late heroics

Novara now have a date with Lazio in the Coppa Italia round of 16 courtesy of Jacopo Manconi's stoppage time winner versus Pisa.

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Top 5 Serie A goals of the week

Check out the five best goals from Matchday 14 in Serie A, including Cengiz Under's long-range strike against Inter.

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Atalanta 1-2 Napoli: Milik to the rescue

Substitute Arkadiusz Milik sealed all three points for the visitors with his 85th minute volley as Napoli maintained second place in Serie A.

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Premier League: 30 goals in 90 seconds

Check out every goal scored in the Premier League this weekend including an absolute beauty from Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend.

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Transfers

LIVE Transfer Talk: Prem clubs in battle for Pavard

The Stuttgart defender starred for France during the World Cup and Liverpool, Tottenham and Bayern are tracking him. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Ramsey to Barca? Pulisic moving in January?

Shaka Hislop examines the latest transfer rumours involving Aaron Ramsey, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Chicharito and Toby Alderweireld.

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Ramsey, Martial, Rabiot lead top free agents

The January transfer window is almost upon us, but it could be the last chance for clubs to sell these players before they depart for free.

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Logging on: Portland sends slice of home to Atlanta

Just 1,300 of the 70,000 fans at MLS Cup will be supporting the Portland Timbers, so they're bringing with them a reminder of home: a giant log.

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How cultures came together in Atlanta - Via Atlanta United

Atlanta United's Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra explain how they built a close-knit organization with players and coaches from around the world.

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Is Leipzig the right move for Tyler Adams?

Steve Nicol and Craig Burley agree on the importance of early playing time for Tyler Adams in Germany after the American's move to RB Leipzig.

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Would Robben be a good fit for MLS?

Craig Burley shares his thoughts on Arjen Robben's next destination after the longtime Bayern winger announced he'll be leaving at season's end.

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Sporting KC 2-3 Portland: Timbers return to MLS Cup

Diego Valeri's double and a superb strike from Sebastian Blanco propelled the Portland Timbers to MLS Cup over Sporting KC.

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NY Red Bulls 1-0 Atlanta: Five Stripes into MLS Cup final

Despite a late consolation for the Red Bulls, Atlanta United were crowned Eastern Conference champions and advance to the MLS Cup final following a 3-1 aggregate.

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W2W4: Arsenal should look to Ramsey, Liverpool need a big win

Aaron Ramsey showed in the North London derby just what Arsenal will soon be missing, while Liverpool need a convincing performance at long last.

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Man City edge past Watford despite wasteful Jesus

Man City were winners at Watford despite a late Hornets fightback, but Gabriel Jesus, handed another chance, concerningly missed the mark again.

Premier League Predictor: Midweek fixtures

Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley go head-to-head in predicting the midweek Prem matches, as Liverpool look to keep the pressure on Man City.

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Extra Time: Neymar's tainted legacy, Keylor Navas, ranking Arjen Robben

The FC guys answer your tweets on Neymar's diving, Keylor Navas' future, where Arjen Robben ranks among the Dutch greats and more.

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Making the case for Man City being the best in the world

Steve Nicol says Manchester City's win over Watford was evidence of why they are the best football team in the world right now.

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Lowe: Copa Libertadores final largely welcomed in Spain

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Does altercation mean the end for Maradona in Mexico?

Herculez Gomez says Diego Maradona needs to be punished for his altercation with fans, but doesn't think his time coaching in Mexico is over.

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Extra Time: Most underrated player; is Craig Burley human?

The guys respond to your tweets about the Ballon d'Or, the world's most underrated player, Jose Mourinho and why Craig Burley won't support a team.

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Burley: England-Netherlands stands out in Nations League

With the UEFA Nations League semifinals set, Craig Burley believes a resurgent Netherlands side will give England all they can handle.

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Would Robben be a good fit for MLS?

Craig Burley shares his thoughts on Arjen Robben's next destination after the longtime Bayern winger announced he'll be leaving at season's end.

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Who should replace Mark Hughes at Southampton?

With Southampton parting ways with manager Mark Hughes, ESPN FC's Craig Burley lays out what the club should be looking for in a replacement.

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Nicol: Liverpool's front 3 have lost their form

Steve Nicol raises concerns about Liverpool's star-powered front three after substitute Divock Origi came on to score the winner against Everton.

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What to expect from new USMNT boss Berhalter

With Gregg Berhalter's long-anticipated appointment as U.S. coach confirmed, the FC crew examine the challenges facing the former Columbus boss.

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