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Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
Pape Souare and Alexis Sanchez vie for the ball during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on April 17, 2016
Is success on the cards for Crystal Palace Football Club?
Is success on the cards for Crystal Palace Football Club?
May 8, 06:17
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Latest Liverpool Social Updates
Latest Liverpool Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:13
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Latest Barcelona Social Updates
Latest Barcelona Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:13
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Latest Arsenal Social Updates
Latest Arsenal Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:13
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Latest Chelsea Social Updates
Latest Chelsea Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:13
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Latest Manchester United Social Updates
Latest Manchester United Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:12
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Latest Manchester City Social Updates
Latest Manchester City Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:12
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Latest Real Madrid Social Updates
Latest Real Madrid Social Updates
Apr 29, 13:11
Black widow Louis van Gaal watches on during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on March 6, 2016
Louis van Gaal has taken the emotion away at Manchester United
Sports Mole takes a closer look at what Manchester United have become under the management of under-fire Louis van Gaal.
Mar 18, 20:00
Rafael Nadal in action against Pablo Carreno Busta during the Rio Open on February 16, 2016
Sports predictions strategies that yield high returns
Many people do not know how the bookmaker operates, resulting in serious misconceptions about the role of this vital player in the lucrative business of sports betting.
Mar 16, 14:26
Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (front-R) holds up the World Cup trophy as he celebrates on with his teammates after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on July 13, 2014
Are Germany favourites to win this summer's European Championship?
Are Germany favourites to win this summer's European Championship?
Jan 26, 14:14
Dean Gordon of Middlesbrough celebrates his goal against Manchester United in the FA Carling Premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester on December 19, 1998
On this day: Manchester United suffer last defeat of treble-winning season
On this day 17 years ago, Manchester United fell to a shock 3-2 home loss to Middlesbrough - their last defeat of the historic 1998-99 treble-winning campaign.
Dec 19, 06:00
Headshot of Sam Matterface dated August 10, 2015
In Off The Post: The Sam Matterface Column - Jose Mourinho special
In his latest Sports Mole column, commentator Sam Matterface has his say on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea departure.
Dec 18, 11:54
England's Liverpool FC captain Steven Garrard (lower) sits on the pitch after losing to South American champion Sao Paulo FC in the final match of the FIFA Club World Championship in Yokohama, 18 December 2005
On This Day: Liverpool lose to Sao Paulo in Club World Championship final
On this day in 2005, Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in the final of the World Club Championship in Yokohama.
Dec 18, 06:00
Jimmy Greaves of Tottenham Hotspur in action during a league match.
On this day: Tottenham Hotspur's Jimmy Greaves scores debut hat-trick
Fifty-four years ago today, Jimmy Greaves marked his Tottenham Hotspur debut by scoring a hat-trick against Blackpool.
Dec 16, 06:00
Paul Miller (left) of Charlton Athletic and Andy Gray of Aston Villa jump for the ball during a match at The Valley in London. Charlton Athletic won the match 3-0.
On this day: Aston Villa hammer champions elect Liverpool
Thirty-nine years ago today, Aston Villa scored five first-half goals as they hammered league leaders Liverpool at Villa Park.
Dec 15, 06:00
Neymar of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou on December 14, 2013
On this day: Neymar brace sinks Villarreal at Camp Nou
Two years ago today, Neymar scored both goals as Barcelona recorded a 2-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou.
Dec 14, 06:00
Dion Dublin of Aston Villa beats David Seaman of Arsenal to score the winner in the FA Carling Premiership match at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Villa won 3-2.
On this day: Arsenal spurn two-goal lead at Aston Villa
Seventeen years ago today, a brace from Dion Dublin helped Aston Villa to recover from two goals down to beat Arsenal.
Dec 13, 06:00
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On This Day: Manchester City hammer Manchester United at Old Trafford
Forty-five years ago today, Francis Lee bagged a hat-trick as Manchester City won 4-1 away at rivals Manchester United.
Dec 12, 06:00
West Ham United Manager Alan Pardew shouts instructions to his players during the Barclays Premiership match between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United at The Reebok Stadium on December 9, 2006
On this day: Alan Pardew sacked by West Ham United
On this day in 2006, West Ham United made the decision to part company with manager Alan Pardew after 163 matches in charge.
Dec 11, 06:00
A shot of the UEFA Europa League trophy before the final between Dnipro and Sevilla in Warsaw on May 27, 2015
Europa League: Group permutations
Sports Mole takes a look at what teams have to do in tomorrow's final group matches to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Dec 9, 13:01
Dennis Irwin leads the Manchester United players off the field after they lost 4-0 to Barcelona on November 2, 1994
Manchester United's Champions League group exits: How they fared afterwards
Sports Mole looks at how each of Manchester United's three seasons have unfolded when they have been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.
Dec 9, 10:23
Arsenal's Fran Merida (L) vies for the ball with Olympiacos' Olof Mellberg during their UEFA Champions League football game at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens on December 9, 2009.
On this day: Youthful Arsenal lose to Olympiacos
On this day in 2009, Olympiacos end Arsenal's unbeaten run in the group stages of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory in Greece.
Dec 9, 06:00
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 5, 2015
La Liga Team of the Week – Week 14
Sports Mole picks its latest La Liga Team of the Week following another pulsating round of action in Spain's top flight.
Dec 8, 12:58
Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on December 5, 2015
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 15
Sports Mole looks back over the 15th round of 2015-16 Premier League encounters with a selection of facts and figures from each of the 10 games.
Dec 8, 11:29
Marko Arnautovic (2nd L) of Stoke City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on December 5, 2015
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the 11 best players from the 15th batch of 2015-16 Premier League encounters.
Dec 8, 10:10
The Chelsea team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015
Champions League matchday six: Five things to look out for
Ahead of the final round of Champions League group matches, Sports Mole selects five things that might be worth keeping an eye on.
Dec 7, 16:54
Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Siem de Jong of Newcastle United challenge for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 6, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,
Five memorable disallowed goals
After Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno sees a goal chalked off, Sports Mole picks out five other memorable disallowed goals.
Dec 7, 11:40
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson poses for a photo in 1987
On this day: Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur share six goals evenly
Twenty-nine years ago today, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur played out a six-goal encounter at Old Trafford.
Dec 7, 06:00
Kevin Keegan in action for SV Hamburg during a German League match
On this day: Liverpool hammer Kevin Keegan's Hamburg
Thirty-eight years ago today, Terry McDermott scored a hat-trick as Liverpool beat a Hamburg side that contained Kevin Keegan 6-0 at Anfield.
Dec 6, 06:00
Fulham's US midfielder Clint Dempsey (2nd L) runs to celebrate after scoring against Liverpool during the English Premier League football match at Craven Cottage in London on December 5, 2011. Fulham won the game 1-0.
On this day: Clint Dempsey strikes late to end Liverpool's impressive away run
On this day in 2011, Clint Dempsey inspired Fulham to a late 1-0 win over 10-man Liverpool in an entertaining match at Craven Cottage.
Dec 5, 06:00
Roy Keane, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers at The Stadium of Light on November 29, 2008 in Sunderland, England.
On this day: Roy Keane resigns as Sunderland boss
On this day in 2008, Roy Keane resigned as Sunderland manager after 100 games in charge at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 4, 06:00
Rio Ferdinand and team mate Matthew Jones of Leeds can''t believe it as Leicester score another goal during the FA Carling Premiership match between Leicester City and Leeds United on December 2, 2000
On this day: Rio Ferdinand's debut for Leeds United ends in defeat
Fifteen years ago today, Rio Ferdinand's first appearance as a Leeds United player ended in a 3-1 defeat away at Leicester City.
Dec 2, 06:00
Liverpool fans mark the 40th anniversary of Bill Shankly's arrival at the club before the FA Carling Premiership match against Coventry City at Anfield in Liverpool on 18 December, 1999
On this day: Liverpool appoint Bill Shankly
Fifty-six years ago today, Bill Shankly was appointed the new manager of Liverpool, then of the Second Division.
Dec 1, 06:00
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
La Liga Team of the Week – Week 13
Sports Mole picks out its star XI from week 13 in La Liga, which saw Real Madrid return to winning ways following back-to-back defeats in the league.
Nov 30, 12:58
Patrick van Aanholt of Sunderland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on November 28, 2015
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 14
Sports Mole looks back on the 14th round of Premier League encounters with a selection of facts and figures from each match.
Nov 30, 11:28
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the best 11 players from the 14th round of 2015-16 Premier League matches.
Nov 30, 10:15
Robbie Fowler of Leeds United celebrates scoring against Ipswich Town in the FA Barclaycard Premiership game at Elland Road on March 6, 2002
On this day: Robbie Fowler completes switch to Leeds United
Fourteen years ago today, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler finalised his move to Leeds United for a reported £11m.
Nov 30, 06:00
Neil Mellor of Liverpool celebrates scoring the winning goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on November 28, 2004
On this day: Neil Mellor downs Arsenal with first Liverpool goal
On this day 11 years ago, Neil Mellor scored just one of two Premier League goals for Liverpool in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield.
Nov 28, 06:00

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea14111232112134
2Arsenal1494133141931
3Liverpool1393132141830
4Manchester CityMan City1493230151530
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1476124101427
6West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145542017320
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd135531815320
8Everton135441615119
9Stoke CityStoke145451619-319
10Watford145361824-618
11Southampton144551315-217
12Bournemouth134361519-415
13Crystal Palace144282426-214
14Burnley144281223-1114
15Leicester CityLeicester143471724-713
16Middlesbrough132651215-312
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham143381529-1412
18Sunderland143291424-1011
19Hull City133281128-1711
20Swansea CitySwansea142391631-159