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Leagues: EPL

Commentators for Premier League matches on NBC Sports, Gameweek 27

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here’s the line-up of commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches: Saturday, February 28: West Ham vs Crystal Palace, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Jim Beglin Burnley vs Swansea, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Phil Blacker … Continue reading

David de Gea dismisses reports regarding a fractured relationship with Louis van Gaal

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has dismissed reports from earlier this week that claimed Louis van Gaal had not spoken to him “for months”. A story surfaced in the Spanish publication AS stating the Spain international’s contract negotiations were in question … Continue reading

Europa League Round of 16: Draw, preview and predictions

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The UEFA Europa League is a competition that gets a lot of stick, but the last-32 of the tournament did plenty to endear itself to the watching soccer stratosphere. And the draw for the last-16 of the tournament has stirred anticipation … Continue reading

Why the Premier League needs to fix deteriorating atmospheres in English stadiums

Posted on by Matt Jones
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One thing that stood out when tuning into the UEFA Champions League matches over the last couple of weeks was the thunderous atmosphere conjured by a plethora of sides involved. Teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Schalke, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar … Continue reading

Romelu Lukaku’s goalscoring record makes criticism of the forward extremely harsh

Posted on by Matt Jones
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When it comes to Romelu Lukaku, the narrative amongst many supporters and pundits reads that he isn’t having a good time of things at Everton since his £28 million move from Chelsea last summer. On the back of a disappointing World … Continue reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s potential is in danger of fizzling out at Arsenal

Posted on by Matt Jones
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In amongst the carnage of Arsenal’s loss to Monaco in the UEFA Champions League, one curious facet of their display was the cameo appearance of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England midfielder was brought on in place of Francis Coquelin at the … Continue reading

Weekend betting preview for Capital One Cup Final and Premier League

Posted on by Alex Muller
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As the Premier League roars on toward its conclusion, this weekend also brings the small matter of 2015’s first Cup Final to feast upon. Enhancing the excitement of the big games with a few wagers is an age old practice, … Continue reading

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday was deja vu for most City supporters. Here are 7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League: 1- Tactical Naivety … Continue reading

Reasons why the English Premier League teams are suffering in Europe

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The Premier League is regarded by so many as the best league in world soccer. But why then do Premier League teams struggle so much when they take their game to the continent? The English flag is being flown the … Continue reading

Arsenal players more to blame for AS Monaco loss than Arsene Wenger

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Arsenal was dealt a major blow in the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday night, as the Gunners were thoroughly beaten by Monaco 3-1 in London.  With the Arsenal team not looking right the entire night, who is … Continue reading

Watch Everton 3-1 Young Boys match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the quality of striker Romelu Lukaku who starred with two goals to help his side cruise into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 3-1 win over Young Boys – a 7-2 victory … Continue reading

Watch Fiorentina 2-0 Spurs match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Roberto Soldado's embarrassing mistake was the "key" moment in Tottenham's Europa League exit, but Mauricio Pochettino had no regrets about playing the misfiring striker ahead of Harry Kane. Having arrived in Florence with the last-32 clash level at 1-1, the … Continue reading

Watch Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool match highlights (5-4 on penalties) [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers did not look for excuses after his side lost to Besiktas on penalties on their return to the Ataturk Stadium. The Istanbul stadium was the venue for their famous 2005 Champions League victory, also on penalties, … Continue reading

Robin van Persie expected to be sidelined one month with ankle ligament damage

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to miss one month after suffering ankle ligament damage during last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Swansea, according to various reports out of England, Last Saturday, the 31-year-old forward left the Liberty Stadium … Continue reading

9 reasons why the Premier League needs NBC for 2016-19 TV rights deal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the last year and a half, the Premier League has reached a new level of recognition and marketability in the United States. While to some it might appear this is simply part of a natural evolution toward more interest … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The destination of the first piece of domestic silverware in English soccer will be decided this weekend with the League Cup final set to be played at Wembley on Sunday. That clash between two local rivals is just one of a … Continue reading

FOX scores biggest viewing audience ever for Champions League Round of 16 game

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports scored its biggest viewing audience ever for a UEFA Champions League game on FOX Sports 1 when an average viewing audience of 779,000 tuned in to watch Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday from 2:30pm-5pm ET. The Manchester … Continue reading