Football Blog: Manchester United Thumped By Liverpool + Chelsea Arsenal Build Up

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09:22, 20 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 22:24, 20 Apr 2022

Good morning football fans! 

It's a brilliant day to be a Liverpool fan, not so much if you're a Manchester United fan. Liverpool picked apart United at Anfield last night and have taken top spot on the table. Elsewhere, Fulham got promoted back to the Premier League after a 3-0 victory against Preston. Tonight, Chelsea face Arsenal as Arsenal look to battle back into top four contention while Chelsea will aim to complete the league double over their London rivals. Any other stats, figures or quirky bits of information we'll share as we find it. 

Updates
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Eddie Howe's doing great things at Newcastle
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Arsenal Boost Top Four Hopes

Arsenal put in a phenomenal attacking display at Stamford Bridge to take all three points in a thrilling 4-2 win, which has boosted their hopes of a top four finish.

Arsenal Boost Top Four Hopes As Eddie Nketiah Gives Chelsea The Blues
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Manchester City 3-0 Brighton 

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Chelsea 2-3 Arsenal 

Everton 1-1 Leicester 

Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace 

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GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Brighton

82' Bernardo Silva

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GOAL! Everton 1-1 Leicester

90+3 Richarlison

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GOAL! Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal

90+2 Bukayo Saka (PEN)

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GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Brighton

66' Phil Foden

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GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Brighton

54' Riyad Mahrez

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GOAL! Chelsea 2-3 Arsenal

57 Eddie Nketiah

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Manchester City 0-0 Brighton

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Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal 

Everton 0-1 Leicester 

Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace 

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GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace

33' Miguel Almiron 

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GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

32' Cesar Azpilicueta

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GOAL! Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal

27' Emile Smith Rowe

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GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal

18' Timo Werner

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GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal

13' Eddie Nketiah

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GOAL! Everton 0-1 Leicester

5' Harvey Barnes 

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Brighton team (vs Manchester City)
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Manchester City team (vs Brighton)
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Crystal Palace team (vs Newcastle)
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Leicester team (vs Everton)
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Newcastle team (vs Crystal Palace)
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Everton team (vs Leicester)
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Arsenal team (vs Chelsea)
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Chelsea team (vs Arsenal)
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Mikel Arteta on Chelsea

Mikel Arteta referred to Arsenal's London rivals as the 'best in Europe'. The Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge tonight and say they will need to be at their best to win the three points. 

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The Latics Sorry Story Looks Set For A Happy End

The last few years have been among the bleakest in the Latics’ 90-year history, but amidst all the adversity they faced they have found a way to overcome it and are now on the cusp of returning to the Championship, two years after they went down with their future uncertain. 

Wigan Athletic's Sorry Story Looks Set To Get A Happy Ending
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Oliver Skipp signs new contract

Oliver Skipp has signed a new deal with Tottenham, keeping him at the club until 2027.

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Marco Silva gets fourth shot at the Premier League
Marco Silva gets fourth chance in the Premier League

Fulham are back in the Premier League as too is manager Marco Silva.

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Euro 2022 criticised

This comes after comments made by Iceland's captain about her team playing two matches in the summer at Manchester City's Academy Stadium.

Have the Euro 2022 organisers undersold Women's football?
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Mike Ashley interested in buying Sheffield United

He's interested in just about every club at the minute.

Alan Biggs on rumours of a Sheffield United takeover and Mike Ashley interest
Alan Biggs on rumours of a Sheffield United takeover and Mike Ashley interest
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Champions League finalists only getting 20k seats

Another step from UEFA that forgets the fans in priority of appeasing corporate clients and sponsors. Disgraceful.

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Riyad Mahrez, ladies and gentlemen.

Such a lovely sight seeing a player left on their arse. 

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Micah Richards full selections
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Alan Shearer's are below!

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Alan Shearer's full selections
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This made us chuckle

Class stuff from this from the Shrewsbury admin. 

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Arsenal welcome back Tomiyasu
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Bojan Krkic ticks off another major tournament

He currently plays for J1 League club Vissel Kobe.

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Rangers chase Antony?

That's right! Rangers are chasing Brazilian attacker Antony from FC Arouca. Not the one from Ajax. 

The 20-year-old has been plying his trade in Portugal, finding the net twice in 17 appearances this season, mainly playing as a second striker and on the right wing. 

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European clubs net spend since 2012
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Leaked Chelsea Shirt 2022/23

Reliable shirt-leakers Footy Headlines have leaked next season's jersey for Chelsea, sporting a unique white and sky blue lion collar pattern. The rest of the shirt is based on the default Nike template for next season, leaving quite a simple shirt in the end. 

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Leeds involved Raul in manager search

According to Spanish news outlet Marca, Leeds United reached out to Real Madrid Castilla manager and Los Blancos legend Raúl, before they appointed Jesse Marsch as their new head coach. 

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Two Man Utd scouts removed from club

Man Utd's two leading scouts Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout have both left the club, The Athletic can confirm. Jim Lawlor was the Chief Scout for 16 years, and Bout had joined eight years ago under Louis Van Gaal as Head of Global Scouting. Both have been criticised after Man Utd's scouting strategy appeared to fail them in recent years. 

Exclusive: Manchester Unitedโ€™s two leading scouts leave club
Exclusive: Manchester Unitedโ€™s two leading scouts leave club
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Ralf Rangnick is not afraid of telling the truth

He's the first manager to not hold back in their opinions of the club and just how bad of a situation they are in. 

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Paul Scholes on Man Utd

Paul Scholes weighed in on the Man Utd situation, believing that Erik ten Hag has his work for him in the summer when he will reportedly join the Red Devils. 

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On this day in 1986...

The mid-1980s were halcyon days for Oxford United; a glorious period which was encapsulated by a sun-soaked Sunday afternoon at Wembley on April 20th 1986 as the club won their first, and to date only, major trophy at Wembley.

U Beauties: When Oxford United Won The Milk Cup On This Day In 1986
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Liverpool vs Manchester United Match Report

It was a performance of the highest standard. As the Liverpool fans rose to applaud the masterclass they had just seen, a 4-0 win that took them top of the league, it felt like they were appreciating a work of art rather than a hard-earned three points. 

Liverpool Go Top After Masterful Display As Manchester United's Woes Continue
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