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Tottenham’s manager, Andre Villas-Boas, believes his players are ready to take on Manchester United after a disappointing display in northern Norway – and says the Premier League champions could be the perfect opponents for his side.

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Aston Villa re-sign goalkeeper Marshall

Aston Villa have re-signed veteran goalkeeper Andy Marshall on a one-year deal.

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Delfouneso keeps Villa dream alive

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Caldwell needs victory lift

Wigan centre-half seeks three points from derby with brother Steven's Burnley side

Milner fires Villa's top four hopes

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Carew closes the book on Reading

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