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LIVE -- Manchester City vs. Southampton

Manuel Pellegrini's side look to leapfrog Leicester and Manchester United in the table with victory over eighth-placed Southampton at the Etihad.

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Transfer Talk: Vardy valued at 30m

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1dJames Dall

Thrilling Leicester making United jealous

Manchester United have been dull this season while Leicester have been brilliant, yet just a point separates the top two ahead of Saturday's meeting.

16hRichard Jolly

Pellegrini confident amid Pep rumours

Manuel Pellegrini said he has enough faith in his own ability to dismiss constant speculation that Pep Guardiola is being lined up to replace him.

22hMark Rodden

Valbuena 'very disappointed' with Benzema

Earlier this month, Benzema, 27, was charged with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation into an attempt to extort funds from Valbuena.

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2dNick Purewal, Press Association Sport

Mane won't be sold in January - Koeman

The Saints boss insists the rising talent will stay with the club in January despite interest from clubs like Manchester United.

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1dMiguel Delaney

Man City struggles down to tactics - Scholes

The former Manchester United player believes Manuel Pellegrini's side are going through a similar process that his team's did in Europe.

21hMiguel Delaney

Ferdinand: Prem teams worst in 15 years

"All the best players in the world don't play in the Premier League. The second tier of the best players in world don't. When has that ever been?"

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2dESPN staff

Man Utd loan Wilson to Brighton for season

Manchester United forward James Wilson will spend the rest of the season on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, the clubs announced on Thursday.

2dLee Roden

Neymar must continue with Messi

Neymar was superb for Barcelona during Lionel Messi's injury absence but now the latter is back fit, he must maintain his high performance level.

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2dMike Whalley

Baines 'ready' but Martinez to be cautious

Roberto Martinez says that Everton need to help Leighton Baines overcome the fear of further injury before restoring him to the team.


Real hold on to edge Shakhtar in thriller

A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid place themselves in a strong position to finish top of Group A with a 4-3 defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.



Louis van Gaal says that the Premier League's leading scorer Jamie Vardy has similarities to Ruud van Nistelrooy.