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Bayern go 10 clear at top of Bundesliga after RB Leipzig lose to Wolfsburg

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• Robert Lewandowski hits two in 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt • Borussia Dortmund lose at Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim draw at FreiburgRobert Lewandowski scored twice to help Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 on Saturday and open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.Playing their fifth game in 15 days and four days after their 5-1 Champions League demolition of Arsenal, Bayern never hit top form but are cruising to a record-extending fifth straight league crown with second-placed RB Leipzig losing 1-0 to Wolfsburg. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Bayern go 10 clear at top of Bundesliga after RB Leipzig lose to Wolfsburg

Millwall’s Tony Craig: ‘All those scars show the sort of player I am’

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The Millwall captain has gone under the knife six times and been sold twice by his boyhood club but is back living the dream as Tottenham await in the FA Cup quarter-final at White Hart LaneTony Craig wears the scars as a badge of honour. There is the seven-inch track of a surgeon’s knife that snakes round the outside of his left knee from thigh to calf, a legacy of his attempt to block a shot from Bradford’s James Hanson in the autumn of last season. “He must have caught it quite well because it bent the joint back and took the hamstring tendon and lateral ligament completely away,” he says as if relishing a chance to relay every gruesome detail. “Proper trauma. I knew I was in trouble when I hit the ground that time.”That detail is worth clarifying not least because, rewinding to ...

Burton leapfrog Nottingham Forest thanks to Cauley Woodrow free-kick

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Nigel Clough remained at Burton this season, rather than make an emotional return to his spiritual home in Nottingham because he did not want to leave his employers “in the lurch”.There would have been a sense of vindication at this victory, but he was in no mood to celebrate. That is not because of any sense of misguided loyalty. Clough is a football pragmatist and has built his Burton side in his own image. Leapfrogging over his former club and pushing Forest to within two points of the bottom three gave only a fleeting sense of pleasure, before the realisation that “we could have been in the bottom three if results had gone the other way”. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Burton leapfrog Nottingham Forest thanks to Cauley Woodrow free-kick

Aitor Karanka praises Middlesbrough’s fighters after loss to Manchester City

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• Middlesbrough manager’s future still in doubt after FA Cup exit• Karanka under scrutiny for dropping Stewart Downing and Patrick BamfordAitor Karanka’s future as Middlesbrough’s manager remains uncertain following the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester City at The Riverside but, outwardly at least, he remains typically defiant.“City showed they’re one of the best teams,” said Karanka after goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero propelled Pep Guardiola’s side into the semi finals. “But I’m really proud of my players because they’ve given a massive effort, from the first minute until the end. We were trying to apply high pressure and the effort has been amazing.” Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Aitor Karanka praises Middlesbrough’s fighters afte...

Romelu Lukaku sets Everton record in three-goal romp over West Brom

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While the battle for seventh seems resolved, a skirmish for sixth is gaining intrigue. Everton are now seven points ahead of West Bromwich Albion and have given themselves the chance to overhaul Manchester United, even if only for a day, next weekend. “Sixth would be amazing,” said their manager, Ronald Koeman.Everton have spent 2017 trapped in no man’s land between the top six and the bottom 13. If they represented a target for the upwardly-mobile Midlanders, the balance of power was tilted still further towards Merseyside by one West Brom alumnus and a man Tony Pulis hoped to sign in January. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Romelu Lukaku sets Everton record in three-goal romp over West Brom

Bournemouth’s Joshua King hits hat-trick in thriller with West Ham

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The jubilation on the touchline said it all as Eddie Howe was mobbed by Joshua King, who wheeled away after scoring his first Premier League hat-trick to earn Bournemouth a much-needed first win this year. King and Benik Afobe had missed first-half penalties before the Norway striker scored his ninth, 10th and 11th goals of the season in a character-building home win that lifted them six points clear of the relegation zone.“It is relief from my perspective, pure relief,” Howe said. “We have gone back to basics and worked incredibly hard to try and turn things around. We still need to get to 40 points or whatever the magic total is as quickly as we can. There is no complacency to think we are not involved in a relegation battle.” Continue reading... Source: Football News ...

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