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Leicester 2-2 Everton: The Toffees continue where they left off last season

Leicester 2-2 Everton: The Toffees continue where they left off last season

Everton visited the King Power Stadium for the opening fixture of their Premier League season. They played largely the same way they did last season; their entertaining forward play, pressing...

Pulis out, Mackay in: Crystal Palace hope for smooth transition

Pulis out, Mackay in: Crystal Palace hope for smooth transition

Not many people saw it coming, but last Thursday, just 36 hours before Crystal Palace’s 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign was due to get underway, manager Tony Pulis stepped down from...

Life after Luis begins in familiar fashion for Liverpool

Life after Luis begins in familiar fashion for Liverpool

In case you missed it, Luis Suárez doesn’t play for Liverpool anymore. Of course, if you were anywhere near Anfield yesterday, or had tuned in to Sky Sports to watch the Reds flick...

  • Leicester 2-2 Everton: The Toffees continue where they left off last season

    Leicester 2-2 Everton: The Toffees continue where they left off last season

  • Pulis out, Mackay in: Crystal Palace hope for smooth transition

    Pulis out, Mackay in: Crystal Palace hope for smooth transition

  • Life after Luis begins in familiar fashion for Liverpool

    Life after Luis begins in familiar fashion for Liverpool

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