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Pellegrini Defiant despite Villa Draw

Manuel Pellegrini had a warning for Manchester City's Premier League title rivals after the frustration of drawing a blank in a 0-0 draw with bottom of the table Aston Villa.

The goalless stalemate saw leaders City drop two points, although the loss was not as bad as it might have been after second-placed Arsenal missed the chance to leapfrog Pellegrini's side at the summit after being held to a 1-1 draw in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur later Sunday.

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Klopp Wants End to Early Exits after First Liverpool Loss

Jurgen Klopp admitted it is the responsibility of his Liverpool players to keep Anfield supporters glued to their seats after tasting defeat for the first time as manager of the Premier League club in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A late goal from lifelong Liverpool fan Scott Dann gave Palace a win at Anfield for the second consecutive season in front of the watching Steven Gerrard, whose Liverpool farewell ended in a defeat by the same opponents in May.

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Wenger Likes Giroud when he's Angry

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger drew comfort from Olivier Giroud's post-match frustration after the French striker squandered a succession of chances during his side's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

With Arsenal trailing to Harry Kane's first-half opener at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Giroud spurned two gilt-edged headed chances before substitute Kieran Gibbs netted a 77th-minute equalizer.

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Fiorentina Stay Top as Roma Dominate Derby

Fiorentina retained their grip on top spot in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Sampdoria while Roma beat derby rivals Lazio by the same scoreline to maintain their title challenge.

Elsewhere, Napoli stayed in the hunt after Gonzalo Higuain scored his 200th career goal, his 64th for the Azzurri, in a 1-0 home win over Udinese.

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Bilic Fears Injury Woes Could Derail Hammers

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic fears serious injuries to Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia could derail his side's impressive start to the Premier League season.

Hammers manager Bilic was left reeling after Payet and Valenica both suffered ankle problems in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Everton at Upton Park.

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Mourinho in Suspense after Stoke Setback

Jose Mourinho enters the international break with his future as Chelsea manager under closer scrutiny than ever before following his team's 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

The outspoken Portuguese was not even present at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday as he served a one-match stadium ban for his verbal onslaught on match officials during the recent defeat at West Ham United.

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United Can't Be Shackled, Says Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United will not be shackled at Old Trafford after they kept their patience to grind out a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Van Gaal's side have found goals hard to come by of late and they initially found it difficult to break down an Albion team that defended in numbers.

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Mihajlovic Thankful as Berlusconi Lauds Atalanta

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admitted they were lucky to escape with a point from a scoreless draw with Atalanta that prompted club owner and president Silvio Berlusconi to congratulate the visitors on Saturday.

Seven-time European champions Milan are one of several teams looking to clinch a coveted Champions League spot and have signaled their interest by winning their past three league games.

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Hodgson Warns England Strike Duo over Fitness

England manager Roy Hodgson has warned Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck they must prove their fitness if they are to be included in his squad for next year's European Championship.

Arsenal striker Welbeck has not played since April due to a knee injury, while a succession of thigh, calf, hip and knee problems has restricted Sturridge to 15 Liverpool starts since the beginning of last season.

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Kenya's Jackson Limo Wins 13th BDL International Beirut Marathon

Kenyan runner Jackson Limo won on Sunday the 13th edition of the Banque du Liban International Beirut Marathon.

He broke last year's record, clocking in at 2:11:05.

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