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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea manager 'done' after FA Cup exit - Chris Sutton

Today 02:24 GMT

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will be sacked before their next game, said ex-Blues striker Chris Sutton after their FA Cup defeat by Manchester United.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made 12 managerial changes since buying the club in 2003, and Sutton says he would "have to question the owner's ambition" if he does not sack Sarri now. "Would the owner fancy getting into the top four with recent performances, with a manager who says he can't motivate his players and says he will let his star man [Eden Hazard] go?. "The Chelsea owner will be thinking, 'Will we get top four?

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Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'sure' Alexis Sanchez form will improve

Today 02:24 GMT

Sanchez was widely criticised for his performance as a substitute in United's 2-0 home defeat by French champions Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

United are fourth in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City, and face PSG in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on 6 March. Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has called for patience similar to that given by Manchester City to Pep Guardiola as Blues boss Maurizio Sarri attempts to implement his style of play at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba give visitors victory

Monday 23:39 GMT

Ander Herrera converted Paul Pogba's perfect cross to give United a 31st-minute lead, and Pogba doubled the advantage right on half-time when he dived to head Marcus Rashford's delivery past Kepa Arrizabalaga, who should have done better.

Manchester United cruised past Chelsea into the FA Cup quarter-finals to plunge Blues boss Maurizio Sarri's reign even deeper into crisis as he felt the full fury of the club's frustrated fans.

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Source: The Guradian

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba extend Chelsea’s misery

Monday 23:39 GMT

Whenever Chelsea hesitated in midfield, United swarmed in to capitalise, with Ander Herrera snapping into challenges, Paul Pogba all leggy energy down the left, and Marcus Rashford too slippery to handle.

United’s opener had been slickly constructed through midfield, the passing orchestrated by Juan Mata, one of a trio of visiting players back in old haunts, to free Pogba from the mess of bodies down the flank.

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Source: The Guradian

Arjen Robben: ‘If you ask what is the worst stadium for me, it’s Liverpool’

Sunday 19:04 GMT

Arjen Robben is wrestling with the question of whether, across two decades of dedication to his art, he has managed to practise what he preaches.

It comes to be a recurring theme during a lunchtime at Bayern Munich’s training ground that finds Robben in mellow, reflective mood. Outside, the snow is melting and the sky getting brighter but, with every lengthening day, the winter of his career with the German champions creeps in a little more.

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Brighton 2-1 Derby: Seagulls reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Sunday 17:13 GMT

Brighton reached the FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Derby, despite the Rams' Ashley Cole scoring his first competitive goal in English football for six and a half years.

The Championship side, who had twice come from 2-0 down to reach this stage, pushed for an equaliser but the hosts held on to reach the last eight for the second season in a row. It is the fourth time the Seagulls have progressed this far in the competition and they will now bid to reach the semi-finals for the first time since they lost the 1983 final.


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