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Ronaldo’s desire to become best paid footballer in world opens door to City and Chelsea

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s ambition to become the world’s best paid footballer is causing a growing rift with Real Madrid that has alerted Europe’s big-spending clubs. Russian-owned Chelsea, along with Arab-backed Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, head the list of interested parties … Continue reading

FT: Norwich2-5Liverpoool

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Match facts

Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Turner, Barnett, Garrido, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman (Hoolahan 55), Morison (Tettey 79), Jackson (Holt 46). Subs Not Used: Bunn, Tierney, Ryan  Bennett, Elliott Bennett.

Booked: Barnett.

Goals: Morison 61,Holt 87.

Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson (Carragher 77), Sterling, Sahin (Henderson 66), Allen, Fernandez Saez (Assaidi 59), Gerrard, Suarez. Subs Not Used: Jones, Coates, Downing, Borini.

Goals: Suarez 2, 38, Sahin 47,Suarez 57, Gerrard 68.

Att: 26,831

Ref: Mike Jones (Cheshire).

FT:Man U2-3Tottenham, Tottenham’s 1st win since 1989

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MATCH FACTS

Man United: Lindegaard; Rafael, Ferdinand (Hernandez 90+2min), Evans, Evra; Carrick, Scholes; Nani, Kagawa (Welbeck 79min), Giggs (Rooney 46min); Van Persie.

Subs not used: De Gea, Wootton, Anderson, Cleverley.

Goals: Nani 51, Kagawa 53.

Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen; Sandro, Dembele (Huddlestone 83min); Lennon, Dempsey (Sigurdsson 69min), Bale; Defoe (Dawson 90+2min).

Subs not used: Lloris, Falque, Townsend, Mason.

Goals: Vertonghen 3, Bale 32, Dempsey 52.

Referee: Chris Foy.

Attendance: 75,500

FT:FULHAM1-2MAN CITY

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Fulham: Schwarzer, Riise, Hangeland, Baird (Karagounis 81min), Hughes, Riether, Sidwell, Duff, Petric (Kacaniklic 66min), Ruiz, Rodallega

Subs not used: Stockdale, Kelly, Briggs, Smith, Kasami

Goals: Petric 10

Man City: Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Clichy, Nastasic, Garcia (Dzeko 86min), Barry (Nasri 76min), Silva, Y Toure, Aguero, Tevez (Balotelli 66min)

Goals: Aguero 43, Dzeko 87

Subs not used: Pantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner

Referee: Mark Halsey

FT: Arsenal1-2Chelsea

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Arsenal: Mannone; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Diaby (Oxlade Chamberlain 17) Arteta, Ramsey (Walcott 66); Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski (Giroud 66).

Subs not used: Martinez, Djourou, Santos, Mertesacker

Goal: Gervinho 42

Booked: Vermaelen, Ramsey

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz (Cahill 80), Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Oscar (Moses 72) Mata (Bertrand 84); Torres.

Subs: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Romeu, Lampard

Goals: Torres 20, Mata 52

Booked: Luiz, Oscar

Attendance: 60,101

Ref: Martin Atkinson

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Mart fury at UEFA

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MARTIN O’NEILL called for common sense after being told Sunderland cannot rearrange their Reading clash until December. Last month’s game at the Stadium of Light was postponed after heavy rain flooded the pitch. And Black Cats boss O’Neill hoped to … Continue reading