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Paul Lambert admits managing Aston Villa 'was the toughest challenge of his life'

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Paul Lambert sacked: Rising price of relegation pushes Villa into decision

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Premier League broadcast rights set to be sold for record £4.4bn deal as clubs continue to reap the financial rewards of the top flight

Premier League will today announce who has won the broadcasting rights for the 2016/17 season through to the end of the 2018/19 season

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Chelsea's gap at the top looks bigger than ever, QPR need to appoint a new manager immediately and West Brom show their resolve

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