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Football News Roundup – April 30, 2016

  • Football League build-up recap
  • Pulis: The biggest shock
    West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Leicester's title win would be the biggest shock in football after his side handed them a chance to clinch it on Sunday.
  • 'Backing the Blues Day'
    It's business as usual for Leicester City today with manager Claudio Ranieri holding his press conference at 12.30pm ahead of Sunday's trip to Manchester United.
  • Welbeck winner tops Twitter list
    Danny Welbeck's 95th-minute winner for Arsenal against Leicester in February was the most talked about moment of the Barclays Premier League title race on Twitter.
  • 'I will love it' - 20 years on
    Friday marks 20 years since Kevin Keegan's 'I will love it' rant and two decades on, it remains one of the Premier League's most unforgettable moments.
  • Martial-Rashford v Huth-Morgan
    Leicester face Manchester United on Super Sunday needing just three points to secure a remarkable Premier League title at Old Trafford.
  • Two titles, one season?
    Winning a league title is a memorable moment in any player's career. But how about winning two in one season?
  • What they said about Leicester
    As Leicester close in on an unprecedented Premier League crown, we look back at what the pundits said at the start of the season.
  • Herrera out to spoil Foxes' party
    Ander Herrera says Manchester United are determined to delay Leicester's Premier League title party to keep their own top four dreams alive.
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Football News Roundup – April 29, 2016

  • Nottingham Forest v Wolves preview
    Michael Mancienne could be back in the Nottingham Forest squad for their final home game of the season against Wolves.
  • The German Leicester
    In recent months, Leicester's 5,000/1 Premier League title charge has drawn only a handful of parallels from English football's modern era.
  • Petrov: Return always on my mind
    Stiliyan Petrov has told Sky Sports News HQ that it was "always on my mind" to make a return to professional football following his battle with cancer.
  • Why bookies are fearing Foxes
    Leicester can complete arguably the greatest achievement in sporting history at the weekend, but the bookmakers certainly won't be celebrating.
  • Quiz: Top of the Stats
    It's that time of the week when we test how much attention you paid to the latest round of Premier League fixtures with our Top of the Stats quiz.
  • Where has the title been won?
    Old Trafford could be the venue where the 2015/16 Premier League title is decided as leaders Leicester City travel to Manchester United on Sunday.
  • Mahrez: Title race not over
    Leicester City can win the Premier League by beating Manchester United on Sunday, but Riyad Mahrez does not believe the title race is over just yet.
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Football News Roundup – April 28, 2016

  • 'Leipzig turned down Vardy'
    RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has claimed he turned down the opportunity to sign Jamie Vardy two years ago because he considered the Leicester forward to be too old.
  • Simpson: We'll do it without Vardy
    Danny Simpson is confident Leicester City can overcome the suspension of Jamie Vardy and capture the Premier League title against Manchester United on Sunday.
  • Fletcher: Spurs need to learn
    West Brom captain Darren Fletcher believes Tottenham need to learn to become more ruthless if they want to win the Premier League title.
  • Walsall delay Wigan's promotion
    Walsall clinched a Sky Bet League 1 play-off place to delay Wigan's promotion party with a nervy 2-1 home win over Shrewsbury on Tuesday night.
  • Aguero tops Power Rankings
    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings after scoring five goals in three games.
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  • 'Villa should go for McCarthy'
    Aston Villa should be considering Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to lead them in Sky Bet Championship, according to Ian Holloway.
  • Petrov plans football comeback
    Stiliyan Petrov says he wants to return to football and rejoin his former club Aston Villa in their bid for promotion back to the Premier League next season.
  • Lucky escape for Leicester's Gray
    ​Leicester City's Demarai Gray had a lucky escape after almost walking into the tail rotor blades of a helicopter prior to Sunday's PFA Awards in London.
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27Apr/16Off

Football News Roundup – April 27, 2016

  • LISTEN: MNF Podcast
    Listen to our podcast as Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher debate Tottenham's draw with West Brom and its impact on the title race.
  • Luis: Leicester inspire Atletico
    Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis sees similarities between his side's run to the Champions League semi-finals and Leicester City's stunning march towards the Premier League title.
  • Mahrez rules out PSG transfer
    Riyad Mahrez has ruled out a summer transfer to home-town club and Ligue 1 champions PSG because he loves playing in the Premier League.
  • FA confirms Vardy ban
    The Football Association has confirmed that Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester City's potential title-winning match at Manchester United on Sunday after banning him for an additional game for improper conduct.
  • WATCH: Should Alli be banned?
    Dele Alli has had an impressive breakthrough season, but the Tottenham midfielder could now be facing a retrospective FA ban after appearing to strike Claudio Yacob in an off-the-ball incident.
  • Leicester one win from title
    Leicester can win the Premier League title this Sunday following Tottenham's slip-up against West Brom.
  • Pulis: Spurs have bright future
    West Brom manager Tony Pulis thinks Tottenham have a bright future, despite slipping up in the title race.
  • Poch: We face huge challenge
    Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham's players now face a huge challenge to keep their title dream alive following Monday's shock 1-1 draw with West Brom.
  • Spurs-WBA talking points
    Tottenham's Premier League title hopes are hanging by a thread after Craig Dawson salvaged a 1-1 draw for West Brom on Monday Night Football.
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26Apr/16Off

Football News Roundup – April 26, 2016

  • Walsall v Shrewsbury preview
    Walsall boss Jon Whitney could ring the changes for the visit of Shrewsbury following their 4-0 defeat at Bradford.
  • King: We showed strength in depth
    Leicester midfielder Andy King thinks the Premier League leaders proved their strength in depth during Sunday's 4-0 defeat of Swansea.
  • Vardy's FA hearing today
    Jamie Vardy's disciplinary hearing will be heard at the FA headquarters at Wembley later today, Sky Sports understands.
  • Mahrez: The ultimate bargain?
    Given he was playing in French football's Ligue 2 just over two years ago, it is perhaps not surprising that Riyad Mahrez is the cheapest PFA Player of the Year for almost a quarter of a century.
  • Geoff Shreeves' diary
    With the Premier League season edging towards its conclusion, it was another busy week for Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves.
  • A play-off before the play-offs?
    We investigate the permutations in a thrilling Sky Bet Championship promotion race involving Middlesbrough, Burnley and Brighton, including the crazy possibility of a play-off before the play-offs.
  • WATCH: Mahrez 'a joy to watch'
    Jamie Redknapp analyses Riyad Mahrez's impressive performance for Leicester City against Swansea.
  • Who is Jonathan Leko?
    Aged 16, Jonathan Leko has already given West Brom fans plenty of cause for optimism.
  • Mahrez’s magical story
    Riyad Mahrez has been confirmed as the PFA Player of the Year for his brilliant performances with Leicester City in their unlikely title tilt. Earlier this month, Pat Davison caught up with him to discuss the stunning story of the street footballer turned award winner…
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Football News Roundup – April 25, 2016

  • Man City Women back at summit
    Manchester City regained the WSL1 leadership after goals from Daphne Corboz and Jane Ross earned them a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Birmingham City in Solihull.
  • WATCH: Best of the Football League
    After another enthralling weekend of Sky Bet Football League action, we relive all the best goals and key moments.
  • Pundits' Player of the Year
    With the PFA Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, we asked the Soccer Saturday pundits which players they think deserve to scoop the top awards.
  • Ranieri: What more can I do?
    Claudio Ranieri says he will not be happy if Leicester miss out on the Premier League title but insists he can do nothing more.
  • Williams delighted with win
    Nottingham Forest interim manager Paul Williams was pleased his side's improvement led to his first win as manager in their dominating performance against Fulham.
  • Wagner not happy with finishing
    David Wagner admits Huddersfield's finishing needs to improve after centre-back Joel Lynch scored the equaliser in his side's 1-1 draw with Birmingham.
  • Saturday’s Opta stats
    How many matches had Eden Hazard gone without scoring and when was the last time that Cesc Fabregas assisted three goals in a game?
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Football News Roundup – April 24, 2016

  • Warnock proud of 'achievement'
    Rotherham boss Neil Warnock was basking in a "remarkable achievement" after his side completed the great escape in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Championship: MK Dons down
    MK Dons have been relegated after a single season in the Sky Bet Championship following a 4-1 home defeat to Brentford.
  • 'World is talking about Foxes'
    Leonardo Ulloa believes Leicester's remarkable season has helped them to garner worldwide attention.
  • WATCH: Derby back on track
    The race for promotion from the Sky Bet Championship is going to go down to the wire and we take a look back at Derby’s inconsistent season so far.
  • Millers draw to stay up
    Neil Warnock's great escape at Rotherham is complete as they earned a point in a 0-0 draw at Wolves.
  • Key Battle: Eriksen v Yacob
    Tottenham host West Brom on Monday Night Football, hoping to stay within striking distance of Premier League leaders, Leicester.
  • A Villa v Southampton preview
    Southampton captain Jose Fonte has been passed fit to make the trip to face Aston Villa on Saturday.
  • 'Leicester's nerves jangling'
    Leicester's nerves will be jangling but, despite Jamie Vardy's suspension, they will find a way to claim three points against Swansea, says Jamie Redknapp...
  • Ranieri gunning for glory
    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has finally acknowledged that his side can win the Premier League title.
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23Apr/16Off

Football News Roundup – April 23, 2016

  • Colchester v Burton preview
    Team news ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 clash between Colchester and Burton.
  • Everton recall Pennington
    Matthew Pennington has been recalled from his loan spell at Walsall as Everton fight to replenish their depleted options in defence.
  • Leicester 'not nervous'
    Leicester City full-back Christian Fuchs insists the Foxes are not worried by the challenge of Tottenham as the Premier League title race enters its closing weeks.
  • Merson's predictions
    Sky Sports' Paul Merson is back to look ahead to another crucial round of Premier League fixtures.
  • Weekend Menu on Sky Sports
    A Premier League main at both ends of the table, a side of Championship football and rugby league and union for desert this weekend...
  • On The Fantasy FC...
    We're back with another action-packed episode of The Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • LISTEN: Football Special Podcast
    Listen to our podcast as Jamie Redknapp and Alan Smith review Arsenal's 2-0 win over West Brom.
  • Pulis: West Brom wasted chance
    West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis admitted his side failed to exploit Arsenal nerves during their 2-0 Premier League defeat at the Emirates on Thursday night.
  • Sanchez double secures win
    Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal strengthened their top-four bid with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Brom on Thursday.
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22Apr/16Off

Football News Roundup – April 22, 2016

  • TFFC: Win Clement's team sheet
    Paul Clement will be picking his #One2Eleven on The Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • Helan returns to Wednesday
    Sheffield Wednesday have recalled Jeremy Helan from his loan spell at Wolves.
  • Kinsella staying with Saddlers
    Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella has signed a one-year contract extension.
  • Evans sympathises with refs
    Jonny Evans says he sympathises with referees when it comes to grappling in the penalty box – but the West Bromwich Albion defender admits the lack of consistency is frustrating.
  • Weekend Menu on Sky Sports
    A Premier League main at both ends of the table, a side of Championship football and rugby league and union for desert this weekend...
  • Pulis hopeful on Berahino
    Tony Pulis remains hopeful that Saido Berahino will sign a new deal at West Brom.
  • Hodgson: Vardy didn't dive
    Roy Hodgson does not believe Jamie Vardy dived at the weekend and has sympathy for the striker following his angry outburst that could see him miss yet more of Leicester's title run-in.
  • On The Fantasy FC...
    We're back with another action-packed episode of The Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • 'Arsene incredibly unlucky'
    West Brom manager Tony Pulis says injuries have cost Arsenal the consistency to challenge for the title this season.
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21Apr/16Off

Football News Roundup – April 21, 2016

  • The relegation run-in
    Newcastle boosted their chances in the battle of survival a after picking up a crucial point against Champions League chasing Manchester City on Tuesday - but will it be enough to help them beat the drop?
  • L1: Wigan maintain lead with draw
    Wigan maintained their three-point advantage over second-placed Burton at the top of League 1 on Tuesday night after a 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.
  • Your team's pros and cons
    As the Premier League season draws to a close, what's been the key to your team’s success?
  • WATCH: Sky Sports' Jose promo
    To celebrate 25 years of Sky Sports, we take a look back in the vault at 2009/10 season promo, starring Jose Mourinho.
  • Cooper takes aim at players
    Notts County manager Mark Cooper pulled no punches in criticising his players after they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Barnet on Tuesday night.
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