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Pogba actually makes Man United worse

Paul Pogba has the ability to be world-class when playing alongside top players, but in a poor team, such as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, he is a liability. No wonder he's been dropped.

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Chelsea's win says more about Sarri than Guardiola

Maurizio Sarri has a reputation for pure attacking football, but he showed he can be pragmatic as his Chelsea side stunned Man City 2-0.

Prem in 90 seconds: The massage that beat Manchester City

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Argentina takes over Madrid: River-Boca magic in the Bernabeu

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.

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Inside Bayern Munich's Christmas party - via Bayern Munich

Take a sneak peek inside the swanky affair that was the Bayern Munich Christmas party.

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Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 16

Steve Nicol reveals his best XI from the 16th round of Premier League action as Gab Marcotti and Alejandro Moreno react to his selections.

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Messi is too good for the Ballon d'Or

The FC panel wax lyrical about Lionel Messi's latest performance and say he no longer places any stock in individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or.

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Burley still unimpressed with Man United

Craig Burley and Adrian Healy breakdown Manchester United's thrashing of Fulham and Jose Mourinho's cryptic comments after the match.

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Moreno: Portland to blame, not the officiating in MLS Cup

Alejandro Moreno explains why Portland's defending was really to blame, despite Giovanni Savarese voicing his frustrations with the officiating in MLS Cup.

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ESPN FC 100

Kane's rise to No. 1 in FC 100 is down to versatility

Harry Kane isn't the best at one individual skill, but he may be the best striker on the planet. How is that possible? Musa Okwonga explains.

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FC100: Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann fight for forward spot

It's the usual suspects leading the world's best forwards in 2018, but did Lionel Messi really have a better 2018 than Cristiano Ronaldo?

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FC100: De Gea or Ter Stegen for top goalkeeper?

David de Gea is crowned king of goalkeepers in the 2018 FC100, but have some other No.1's been overlooked?

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FC100: Top centre-back a closed shop

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch?

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FC100: Is Pogba a top-five central midfielder?

Luka Modric leads a Clasico-dominated list of the best central midfielders, as Paul Pogba's positioning causes a stir.

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FC100: Cavani, Suarez trail Kane for leading striker

Harry Kane claims top spot amongst the best strikers in 2018 with Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani hot on his heels.

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FC100: Who reigns at left-back?

Real Madrid's Marcelo holds onto his place as the best left-back, but there's controversy amongst his challengers.

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FC100: Was Carvajal the right choice at right-back?

In a competitive list of the 10 best right-backs, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal comes out on top.

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FC100: Are Manchester City the attacking midfield kings?

There's Manchester City players on the list of the top attacking midfielders, but it's Arsenal's Mesut Ozil that ignites the debate.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Mou gets green light to sign Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Will Jose Mourinho finally get his man? Transfer Talk has the latest.

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A-League

Sydney FC's shock loss could cost them long-term

Rob Brooks reviews all the weekend A-League action, where two sides moved ahead of the pack due partially to Sydney FC's shock 3-1 loss at home.

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Toivonen: Chemistry with Victory teammates building

Swedish striker Ola Toivonen warned Melbourne Victory fans early in the A-League season that he wasn't a prolific goalscorer.

Jets hit full flight as Brisbane fail to roar

Newcastle have comfortably accounted for Brisbane 2-0 to pick up their second win of the season.

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Football

Pogba actually makes Man United worse

Paul Pogba has the ability to be world-class but in a poor team, such as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side, he is a liability.

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Mourinho: No water? Are we saving money for January?

Jose Mourinho jokingly suggested Man United were trying to save money for January after he found no water at his press conference.

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Premier League

Prem in 90 seconds: The massage that beat Manchester City

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Chelsea prove City can be beaten, but Sterling stands tall

Why was the abuse directed at Raheem Sterling all-too familiar? And do we now have a title race? Nick Miller picks apart the Premier League weekend.

Can Man City handle the Premier League title race pressure?

Having eased to glory last season, Pep Guardiola and Co. face a harder battle. After Liverpool upped the ante, City could not respond vs. Chelsea.

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Chelsea 2-0 Man City: Unbeaten run comes to an end

Chelsea handed Manchester City their first league defeat of the season overpowering the league leaders at Stamford Bridge.

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How Sarri's Chelsea exposed Man City's weaknesses

Stewart Robson analyses how Maurizio Sarri's tactics mixed with quality individual performances were enough to inflict Manchester City's first loss of the season.

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Sarri: It wouldve been useless having Morata on the bench

Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri admitted he wanted more midfielders who could add a different dynamic then to have both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the bench in their win over Manchester City.

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Guardiola: Everybody can win the Premier League

Pep Guardiola insists anyone can win the Premier League title and there is no favourite after Man City's loss to Chelsea.

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Sarri: Gap with Man City is impossible to make up

Maurizio Sarri was quick to rule out Chelsea's title chances after their victory over Manchester City.

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Burley: Man City didn't have their killer instinct

Craig Burley was surprised to not see a reaction from Manchester City to N'Golo Kanté's first-half goal, in Chelsea's 2-0 win over the title-holders.

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Chelsea take 2-0 lead after David Luiz's header

English Premier League: David Luiz (78') Chelsea 2-0 Man City

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Kante roofs in Chelsea's opener vs. Man City

English Premier League: N'Golo Kante (45') Chelsea 1-2 Man City

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