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#Premier League

# premier-league - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri

The striker has vehemently denied that he played a role in the Italian’s departure from Leicester City.

Chelsea 29 points from glory and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Romelu Lukaku has tied Everton’s all-time Premier League scoring record with his 60th strike for the club.

Andre Ayew ensures 10-man West Ham earn point at Watford

Hammers star Michail Antonio was sent off late on for a deliberate handball.

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots Irish Eye This post contains videos

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots

Elsewhere in the Championship, an 82nd minute Ciaran Clark header got leaders Newcastle out of jail.

Costa continues phenomenal form as Chelsea survive scare to pull clear

The Blues have gone 11 points ahead at the summit after beating Swansea.

After pie-gate fallout, Sutton forced into playing right-back in goal

The goalkeeper resigned following a well-documented betting stunt earlier this week.

'Madrid would be crazy to pay Bale money for Alli'

Michel Salgado has doubts about the midfielder’s mentality and believes a deal should only be done if the asking price comes down.

Leeds maintain Premier League push with big win in Yorkshire derby

Promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday were left to rue a missed Jordan Rhodes penalty.

'Brexit, Trump, Ranieri...' - Klopp baffled by Leicester decision

The Liverpool boss has likened the decision to relive the Italian coach from his position to two global shocks in the past year.

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

'A final is always a special day' - Mata insists Manchester United will not take EFL Cup for granted

The Spain international has rubbished any suggestion that the League Cup holds less importance for Manchester United than Southampton.

Shakespeare takes charge in Leicester tragedy and Premier League/EFL Cup final talking points

The Premier League champions begin the post-Ranieri era, while David Moyes and Paul Clement are back at former clubs.

'We don't have any problem' - Evra says he is 'good' with Suarez

The former Manchester United defender clashed with the Barcelona striker during his time at Liverpool, but differences have been put to one side.

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

The 31-year-old announced on Thursday that he will remain at Old Trafford.

# premier-league - Friday 24 February, 2017

Mourinho pays tribute to axed Leicester boss Ranieri

The Manchester United manager has once again expressed his support for the sacked former Leicester City boss.

Joaquin was tapped up by Real Madrid... in a toilet!

A much sought-after talent in his heyday, the ex-Spain international has revealed that he snubbed interest from Chelsea.

# premier-league - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Gary Lineker laments 'unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri exit

Former Leicester strikers Alan Smith and Tony Cottee also questioned the timing of the decision.

Wembley curse continues as Tottenham dumped out of Europa League by Gent

Spurs were stunned by a side currently sitting eighth in the Belgian league.

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge Dangerous Play This post contains videos

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge

The England international was sent off after an appalling high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere.

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri just 9 months after winning Premier League

The Foxes are currently just one point above the relegation zone.

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe Friendly Advice This post contains videos

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe

Manchester United’s skipper has been linked with a move to the Far East, but his former team-mate feels he still has a lot to offer.

# premier-league - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Why loving football is about so much more than just ‘the League of Ireland v the Premier League’

Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.

'He must work harder, I give nothing for free' – Mourinho tells out-of-favour Shaw

The left-back should learn from his Old Trafford team-mate in his bid to start for the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho said.

That is why Manchester City wanted me - Guardiola

The Etihad outfit won an eight-goal game against Monaco, with the manager claiming he was brought to the club for nights such as this.

# premier-league - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Rooney to leave Man United this month? Mourinho 'can't guarantee' he'll stay

Rumours are mounting that a move to China is imminent for the 31-year-old.

# premier-league - Monday 20 February, 2017

Theo Walcott's 100th Arsenal goal ends non-league Sutton's FA Cup dreams

Lucas Perez opened the scoring for Arsene Wenger’s side as they avoided an upset.

A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A Prodigy This post contains videos

A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks a star in the making.

Guardiola slams 'unacceptable' Wenger treatment

The Man City boss is unhappy with the treatment of his Arsenal counterpart.

'Chelsea are already Premier League champions'

Jose Mourinho has seemingly started the mind games, after his side drew the Blues in the FA Cup.

# premier-league - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The Russian Rubberbandits' and a frosty atmosphere in Chile - it's comments of the week

Plus, the three certainties in life — death, taxes and Arjen Robben cutting in on his left foot.

# premier-league - Friday 17 February, 2017

'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland' Journey This post contains videos

'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland'

As he gets set for one of the biggest games of his career, Lincoln’s Alan Power chats to The42 about his struggle to make it as a footballer.

The 10 Irish players set to feature in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend

Burnley’s Stephen Ward is among the Irish-born footballers expected to line out.

'No matter what happens I will manage next season'

Arsene Wenger confirms he does not intend to retire even if he leaves Arsenal at the end of the current campaign.

Alexis out! Thousands of Chileans to march for Sanchez to ditch Arsenal

A Facebook group in the player’s homeland have organised a peaceful protest to try and convince the star that he is wasting his time.

# premier-league - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Mesut Ozil has been made a scapegoat for Arsenal's poor form, says his agent

The German has come in for heavy criticism for a while but the humiliating defeat in Munich led to more finger-pointing.

Scholes expects Rooney to leave Manchester United

The former Red Devils midfielder believes that the captain will be struggling to cope with his place on the substitutes’ bench.

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho

The centre-back has thanked his manager for helping him to make a seamless transition to Premier League football.