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Mar 25

Arsenal and Manchester United likely to be crowded out by top four this season | Paul Wilson

The teams in the top four appear favoured by form and the fixture list while Arsenal and Manchester United have too much to do despite games in hand

When the Premier League returns after the international break it does so as if making up for lost momentum; a full midweek programme follows this coming weekend’s fixtures and by the time everyone has played twice in four or five days the remaining games will be down to single figures and the run-in will be under way.

Chelsea’s 10-point lead means they are universally regarded as a shoo-in for the title, though by that reckoning Arsenal have no chance of overhauling Tottenham, who are already nine points ahead of their London rivals. While Arsenal have a game in hand, they also have a testing match coming up, with the visit of Manchester City.

Related: If Arsène Wenger stays we can expect a comedy of analogy errors | Marina Hyde

Related: José Mourinho thinks Premier League power is too divided, but is he right? | Paul Wilson

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Mar 25

Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound

Mexico sprang to the top of CONCACAF’s final Hexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.

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Mar 25

Soccer: Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0 (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. The United States, who replaced coach Juergen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena in …

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Mar 25

Roar’s wonder goal sinks Victory and hands Premiers Plate to Sydney FC

  • Brisbane Roar 1-0 Melbourne Victory
  • Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Adelaide United
  • Sky Blues now uncatchable at top of ladder

Brisbane sharpshooter Jamie Maclaren delivered a timely reminder of his quality to Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou with an A-League wonder-goal to sink Melbourne Victory and deliver the Premiers Plate to Sydney FC. Brisbane’s 1-0 win confirms the Sky Blues’ first silverware in seven years as the runaway leaders enter Sunday’s clash with Perth 11 points ahead of second-placed Victory with three rounds to play.

Related: A-League: Santalab sets club record as Wanderers beat Melbourne City

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Mar 25

Spain and Italy level atop group as are Serbia and Ireland (The Associated Press)

Halfway through European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, there is little to divide some of the teams. Spain and Italy continued their tense battle for top spot in their group with comfortable victories on Friday. The two countries remained tied at…

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Mar 25

Meunier heads back to Paris

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has left the Belgium squad to return to the French capital to have treatment on his ankle injury.

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Mar 25

Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound (The Associated Press)

Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena. Clint Dempsey came back from an irregular heartbeat at age 34 to score his second international hat trick, 18-year-old phe…

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Mar 25

Lletget earns his chance for US team, delivers at home (The Associated Press)

Sebastian Lletget nearly stumbled after scoring the biggest goal of his life, then went sliding on his knees in celebration across a rain-soaked field as his teammates mobbed him near the corner flag. What a night for the hometown kid from San Francis…

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Mar 25

Hernandez, Araujo score in 1st half, Mexico beats Costa Rica (The Associated Press)

Javier Hernandez and Nestor Araujo scored in the first half, and Mexico overcame the absence of half a dozen players to beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Friday night in a World Cup qualifying match. Hernandez scored on a cross from Carlos Vela to open the score…

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Mar 25

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

New Zealand have one hand on a berth in Oceania’s play-off final following a 2-0 away win over Fiji in Lautoka on Saturday.

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Mar 25

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

New Zealand have one hand on a berth in Oceania’s play-off final following a 2-0 away win over Fiji in Lautoka on Saturday.

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Mar 25

Howard, Dempsey, Cameron return under Arena vs Honduras (The Associated Press)

Bruce Arena made key changes in his first starting lineup since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. national team coach, starting goalkeeper Tim Howard, defenders Geoff Cameron and Jorge Villafana and midfielder Clint Dempsey in Friday night’s critical …

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Mar 25

Chastain, MacMillan inducted into US Soccer Hall of Fame (The Associated Press)

Brandi Chastain looked at the assembled crowd in a tent under the rain and addressed former coach Tony DiCicco, who had just introduced her at the induction ceremony for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Chastain, a forward on the 1991 World Cup …

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Mar 25

USA vs. Honduras – live build-up!

Christian Pulisic and John Brooks are out to help USA get the better of Honduras in their crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier. Stay tuned…

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Mar 25

Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate

The initial instalment of the fifth round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ were notable for the big guns confirming their lofty status, Republic of Ireland and Wales playing out a tense draw, and Gianluigi Buffon attaini…

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Mar 24

Soccer – Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble (Reuters)

Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday. A Daniele De Rossi penalty and Ciro Immobile header gave Italy three points in Group G as their …

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