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Stoke boss Tony Pulis was left fuming after Manchester City snatched a controversial draw to move fourth in the Barclays Premier League last night.

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Mancini's position unaffected by cup loss as owner puts trust in team-building plans

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Tevez silences United

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Bleak future for struggling Boro

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Mancini deal agreed before Hughes left

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has admitted the club agreed a deal with Roberto Mancini the day before Mark Hughes was sacked.

Hungry Spurs state top-table intentions

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Hughes rules out Hart exit

Mark Hughes has ruled out the possibility of Joe Hart leaving Manchester City.

Wright-Phillips shows spirit money can't buy

For any club that wants to spend its way to a championship, Chelsea are the great template – not just because they succeeded but because unlike other pretenders to Manchester United's crown, such as Blackburn and Newcastle, they endured.

Keane savages 'mentally weak' Ireland players

Roy Keane yesterday launched a savage attack on the Republic of Ireland players and the Irish football establishment for their complaints about Thierry Henry's handball and told them they were just sympathy-seeking, "mentally weak" hypocrites who should "get over it".

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