Phil Foden and Manchester City put an end to Newport County’s FA Cup run, beating the League Two side at Rodney Parade to reach the quarterfinals.

Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City keep hold of the top spot and Manchester United drop out.
The parent company of Premier League champions Manchester City, MLS franchise New York City FC and A-League club Melbourne City has bought a stake in third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu, who will become the seventh club added to their portfolio of football clubs.
City Football Group — which also owns Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and FC Girona of Spain — announced the joint purchase of the Chengdu-based China League Two club, along with tech giants UBTECH and China…

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Following their Europa League defeat at BATE Borisov, ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner takes Arsenal to task for their less-than-impressive showing.

ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop does not hold back in how Mesut Ozil has been performing at Arsenal under Unai Emery.

ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner and Shaka Hislop disagree about the amount of pressure Unai Emery may or may not be facing in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said Mesut Ozil needs to be “more consistent” to win his place back in the side.
Ozil has started just once since the Dec. 26 draw at Brighton, and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently said the ex-Real Madrid man was in his ”comfort zone” at the Emirates after signing a long-term contract last year.
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The greatest game never played
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“The key is in his hands and he is working very well this week,” Emery said in a news conference ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League round-of-32…

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The draw for the quarterfinals of the 2018-19 Champions League will be made at 11 a.m. GMT / 7 a.m. ET on Friday, March 15.
There is no seeding or country protection, and that means teams from the same national association can face each other.
The first legs will take place on April 9 and 10 with the return legs the following week.
The semifinals first legs are due to take place on April 30 and May 1, and the week after will be the second legs.
The final will take place in Spain at Atletico Madrid’s…

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Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield.

180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for.

Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield.

Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth, at Anfield.
Liverpool are exploring the idea of returning to the United States for their preseason tour ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, sources have told ESPN FC.
Jurgen Klopp’s side visited America last summer when they played friendlies in Charlotte, NJ and Ann Arbor, MI — where they beat Manchester United 4-1 in front of a 105,000-strong crowd — as part of the International Champions Cup.
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Welcome to the 2018 FC 100
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How Mourinho unravelled at Man United
Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson.

The greatest game never played
When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina’s most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson.

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And Liverpool could return to North America for the second straight summer in what would be a break from tradition…

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The FC crew answer your tweets including more speculation about Maurizio Sarri’s future at Chelsea, Dortmund’s loss of form and more.

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley says Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri looks over matched in the Premier League, after yet another lackluster performance from the club.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera secured Man United’s place in the FA Cup quarterfinals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side knocked out 2018 winners Chelsea. LONDON — Maurizio Sarri said he is working on the assumption that he will remain Chelsea head coach “for a long time” but conceded he has received no assurances about of his future.
Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round intensified speculation about Sarri’s job security, with large sections of Stamford Bridge showing open hostility towards the Italian during and after the match.
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Welcome to the 2018 FC 100
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How Mourinho unravelled at Man United
Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson.

The greatest game never played
When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina’s most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson.

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Sources have told ESPN FC that Sarri now faces a defining week in his Chelsea career,…

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Feb 20 (Reuters) – Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old Khedira, who was part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, did not travel for Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.Khedira underwent an “electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy”, the Italian champions…

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Shaka Hislop and Craig Burley shed some light on Real Madrid’s surprising loss to Girona, citing too many changes to the lineup as the problem.
Gareth Bale is still facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be allowed to play in the upcoming Copa del Rey and La Liga Clasicos, with sources telling ESPN FC that a decision on a possible suspension for his goal celebration at Atletico Madrid has been postponed.
La Liga’s authorities criticised the Wales international for making “a gesture of possible obscene and derogatory meaning” towards Rojiblanco fans during the 3-1 derbi victory.
The incident was not mentioned in the referee’s report…

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The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera secured Man United’s place in the FA Cup quarterfinals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side knocked out 2018 winners Chelsea.
Ashley Young has warned Liverpool that Manchester United have “another gear” ahead of their Premier League clash at Old Trafford.
United warmed up with a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday to make it 11 wins from 13 games under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and after a hugely impressive performance at Stamford Bridge, Young said they are ready to step it up against Jurgen Klopp’s title challengers.
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Welcome to the 2018 FC 100
ESPN FC’s experts ranked the best men’s players and managers in world football. Check out the list.

How Mourinho unravelled at Man United
Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson.

The greatest game never played
When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina’s most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson.

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“I think we had another gear to go,” Young said. “It was very good to get the…

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Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.”
Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood firm in his wish to bring the Spain international back to his boyhood club.
Speaking to AS before facing Juventus, another former club, in Wednesday’s Champions…

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Kylian Mbappe was the goal-hero for PSG again, as his late goal secured three points for the league leaders on the road.

France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season.
Paris Saint-Germain will speak with right-back Dani Alves’ representative this week as they consider a contract extension for the Brazil international, sources have told ESPN FC.
The French champions are keen to tie Alves, 35, to the Parc des Princes for at least another year, while talks are also underway with midfielder Marco Verratti and Lassana Diarra has left the club after his contract was mutually terminated.
Although there is no agreement with Alves yet, sources have told ESPN FC that the…

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