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Leeds’ Rodrigo breaks to deal blow to Tottenham’s slim top-four hopes

Tottenham can testify how far an overachieving Argentinian manager can take a team; Mauricio Pochettino steered them to a Champions League final. But as his mentor, Marcelo Bielsa, lifted Leeds to ninth with his brand of vibrancy, energy and a capacity to propel players beyond their natural limits, Spurs’ chances of a return to the European elite were effectively ended. Related: Leeds United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – as it happened Related: Wilson fires double as Newcastle dent Leicester’s top-four hopes Continue reading…
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Fulham v Burnley: match preview

Fulham take their latest swig in the last chance saloon on Monday night. They have fallen agonisingly short when it counted in recent weeks and realistically require four successive wins to stay up after managing five all season. Not many stranger things have happened, in truth, but victory over Burnley would notionally keep some heat on Sean Dyche’s side and also maintain their slim chances of catching Newcastle. “I get that we may fail this year,” Scott Parker said in an otherwise positive press conference on Friday; he hopes to keep the dream alive for at least another few days. Nick Ames Monday 8pm Sky Sports Premier League Continue reading…
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Gareth Bale can be Tottenham hero against Leeds United but the omens aren’t good, despite wild skill in 2013

Gareth Bale’s sublime hat-trick against Sheffield United on Sunday boosted Tottenham’s top four hopes. A selection of fine finishes left fans swooning again over the Real Madrid loanee, leaving them wondering why he hadn’t played much in the preceding weeks. Doing it against the Premier League’s first relegated side is one thing, doing it regularly […]
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Wilson fires double as Newcastle dent Leicester’s top-four hopes

Steve Bruce has faced all kinds of flak this season but one quality he undoubtedly possesses is resilience. Thanks to this win Newcastle will almost certainly be in the Premier League again next season, for better or worse. Leicester’s staying power, on the other hand, is wide open to question again after a jittery performance that leaves them at risk of letting Champions League qualification slip through their fingers for the second season in a row. Brendan Rodgers’ team are still in the top four but to avoid the pain and embarrassment of dropping out again they may need as many as eight points from their three remaining league fixtures, which are against Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, with the FA Cup final in between. They had hoped to drain as much stress as possible from those meetings by dispatching Newcastle. Instead they self-destructed. Related: Leicester City v Newcastle United: Premier League – live! Continue reading…
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