Baptiste Reynaud

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    Premier league round-up: United open up nine point gap as Liverpool stall Man City

    Manchester United benefited from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool to keep their city rivals at an even greater distance in the table. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are now nine points ahead of their city rivals. United took care of business, City did not. Last year’s runners-up were the first of the two...

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    Impressive Azzurri defeat France 23-18 in Rome

    An impressive Italy side led by captain Sergio Parisse and fly-half Luciano Orquera shocked a lacklustre France team in front of 60,000 enthusiastic fans in Rome on Sunday in a superb performance. Playing in the Stadio Olimpico in front of a huge crowd, the confident Italians took the game to the French...

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    Premier League clubs struggle as FA Cup magic takes over

    The FA Cup was the theatre of many upsets this weekend with seven Premier League clubs thrown out of the competition, the majority by lower leagues teams. Aston Villa continued their miserable run and were the first Premier League casualty on Friday, losing 2-1 away at Millwall. Paul Lambert’s struggling side had...

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    Australian Open: Djokovic defeats a brave Murray to claim sixth Grand Slam

    Novak Djokovic claimed his fourth Australian Open as he beat a plucky Andy Murray 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a match lasting just over three hours and a half. The first two sets were tightly contested and went with serves, with neither player able to break their opponent’s serve. Trading shots after...

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    Australian Open: Azarenka to face Li Na in the final

    Victoria Azarenka will look to make it two consecutive Australian Opens on Saturday as she qualified for the final with a straight sets win over teenager Sloane Stephens. Her opponent will be Li Na, who made it to her second final after 2011 by easily defeating Maria Sharapova in her semi-final. World...

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    Despite stumble, Norwich march on as Hughton makes his mark

    A late goal by Romelo Lukaku condemned Norwich to their first defeat in ten games. But as the Canaries sit comfortably in tenth place, they will be delighted by the progress made under Chris Hughton. Indeed, the acrimonious departure of Paul Lambert in the summer, combined with Grant Holt’s bizarre transfer saga,...

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    La Liga round-up: advantage Barcelona as Messi inspires win

    It was a tale of Barcelona against Madrid as clubs from the two cities squared off in different games. Barcelona’s dream run continued as they easily defeated challengers Atlético Madrid, while Catalonia’s other team Espanyol held Real Madrid to a draw. The Camp Nou welcomed a top of the table clash as chasing...

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    Arsenal’s decline: An inescapable truth?

    Arsenal’s poor performance in their 2-0 home defeat to Swansea at the weekend has led to many fans openly voicing their disapproval of the direction their team is headed. While blame must be shared among all participants, this decline has been a long time coming. However, this decline in fortunes on the...

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    Man United back on top as Arsenal and Chelsea crash

    Manchester United went back to the top of the Premier...