Manchester City's hit-and-miss form puzzles coach Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City's hit-and-miss form puzzles coach Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he cannot explain the disparity between his side's home and away form after their 6-0 demolition of Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Edin Dzeko keeps Manchester City on Man United's tail
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Edin Dzeko keeps Manchester City on Man United's tail

An 88th-minute winner from substitute Edin Dzeko gave defending champions Manchester City a 2-1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday that took them up to second place in the Premier League.

Roberto Mancini feeling the heat as Manchester City take on Tottenham Hotspur
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Roberto Mancini feeling the heat as Manchester City take on Tottenham Hotspur

Close to elimination from the Champions League, Manchester City need a win over Tottenham to stay on the coat-tails of Manchester United in the English Premier League race and relieve some of the growing pressure on their manager.

John Terry tells racism trial he had done nothing wrong
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John Terry tells racism trial he had done nothing wrong

John Terry told his trial on Wednesday that he was keen to speak to the police about racist abuse allegations as the former England football captain knew he had not "done anything wrong".

Euro 2012: Rooney could be scapegoat for England's exit
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Euro 2012: Rooney could be scapegoat for England's exit

If England need a scapegoat for the national football team's latest tournament exit, it seems that Wayne Rooney is the best option.

Euro 2012: England ready to end quarter-final jinx, says Rooney
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Euro 2012: England ready to end quarter-final jinx, says Rooney

Wayne Rooney believes England are ready to end their quarter-final curse after scoring the goal which sent his side into a Euro 2012 showdown with Italy.

Euro opener must win for England, France: Wenger
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Euro opener must win for England, France: Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes defeat for either France or England in next week's Group D clash could spell the end of their Euro 2012 hopes.

Testicle-biting dogs for hooligans at Euro: Report
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Testicle-biting dogs for hooligans at Euro: Report

From testicle-biting police dogs to sonic cannons capable of inducing involuntary urination, Polish anti-hooligan squads have an array of weapons ready for potential trouble-makers at Euro 2012.

Rooney insists England can challenge at Euros
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Rooney insists England can challenge at Euros

Wayne Rooney insists England can mount a serious challenge at the European Championship despite the mood of pessimism surrounding Roy Hodgson's injury-hit squad.

Jermain Defoe returns to England from Euros after dad dies
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Jermain Defoe returns to England from Euros after dad dies

England striker Jermain Defoe has flown home from the squad's Euro 2012 training camp in Krakow following the death of his father, the Football Association confirmed on Thursday.

Gerrard reveals frustration at England injuries
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Gerrard reveals frustration at England injuries

England captain Steven Gerrard admits he is frustrated that his side's preparations for Euro 2012 have been hit by so many injuries.

Roy Hodgson plays down Scott Parker fitness concerns
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Roy Hodgson plays down Scott Parker fitness concerns

England manager Roy Hodgson brushed off fears over Scott Parker's fitness on Friday, insisting the Tottenham midfielder would be ready in time for his team's opening Euro 2012 clash with France.

Leighton Baines relishes Man United link but focuses on Euros
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Leighton Baines relishes Man United link but focuses on Euros

Everton defender Leighton Baines admits he is flattered to be linked with a move to Manchester United, but the England international won't let the transfer talk distract him at Euro 2012.

Andy Carroll may start against France in Euro 2012
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Andy Carroll may start against France in Euro 2012

England officially finalised the 23-man squad for the European Championship on Tuesday with Liverpool's out-of-form centre-forward Andy Carroll given the iconic leading striker's number nine shirt.

France, England renew rivalry in Group D at Euro 2012
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France, England renew rivalry in Group D at Euro 2012

England and France will resume their long-standing football rivalry at next month's European Championship, with no one knowing exactly what to expect from the traditional powers.

Scott Parker to captain England against Holland
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Scott Parker to captain England against Holland

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker will captain the national team for the first time on Wednesday when England face the Netherlands in a friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Downing backs Gerrard for England armband
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Downing backs Gerrard for England armband

Stewart Downing said Monday that Liverpool club-mate Steven Gerrard would be his choice as England captain as his country go into a midweek friendly with Holland without either a permanent manager or skipper.

Balotelli charged over Parker incident
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Balotelli charged over Parker incident

Manchester City's controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli could be suspended for four matches after he was charged on Monday with violent conduct by the Football Association (FA).

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