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Jose Mourinho was standing on the edge of his technical area near the halfway line when Manchester United midfielder Daniel James came sliding off the field and clattered head-first into the right knee of the Portuguese coach. Mourinho just about stayed on his feet but grimaced as he clutched his knee before hobbling away. It …

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp claimed his 100th Premier League win in style Wednesday as his team beat Everton 5-2 in the Merseyside derby. All but one of the goals were scored in a manic first half in the highest-scoring game between the two crosstown rivals since 1991. Liverpool stayed eight points …

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WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton Wanderers increased the pressure on West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini with a 2-0 win at Molineux on Wednesday that extended the team’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 10 matches. West Ham’s surprise win at Chelsea on Saturday bought Pellegrini some time but the heat is back on the …

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LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored for the seventh straight game in the Premier League to lead his team to a 2-0 win over last-place Watford and a return to second place in the standings on Wednesday. After being denied a penalty in the first half — and subsequently given a yellow …

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SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton held off a late comeback attempt to beat Norwich 2-1 on Wednesday in a game which could have big implications for both teams’ hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League. Southampton climbed out of the relegation zone to 17th place with the win, while newly promoted Norwich is 19th. …

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LONDON (AP) — Tammy Abraham scored one goal and set up another to give Chelsea a 2-1 win against his old team Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday, ensuring Villa’s assistant coach John Terry had little to celebrate on his return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea ended a run of three games without a …

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United handed former manager Jose Mourinho his first loss in charge of Tottenham as Marcus Rashford scored twice in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday. Fired by United 12 months ago, Mourinho was given a generous reception by the club’s fans as he walked …

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Oscar Pareja is the new coach of Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Lions. The 51-year-old Pareja returns to MLS following a stint with Club Tijuana of Liga MX. He previously coached FC Dallas, leading the club to a 78-49-41 record and making the postseason four of five seasons before departing in …

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals, the European soccer body’s executive …

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Who really expects Liverpool’s magical run against Everton to end now? The teams will meet Wednesday at Anfield in a Premier League Round 15 game between Liverpool-based rivals. The Reds enter the contest in first place in the Premier League standings with 40 points, while the Toffees are languishing in 17th place with just 14 …

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