Pulis' ideas to improve refereeing

Tony Pulis.
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Referee Swarbrick 'sorry' for error

Neil Swarbrick.
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Welbeck transfer on Hodgson's recommendation

Danny Welbeck.
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Giroud: We were tired

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Wenger: We'll go step by step

The title chase

LEADERS: The Blues (above) are zooming in on the Premier League title.
"Look, Chelsea have a good security and, at the moment, I feel they have enough cushion to be quite serene." - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the title race (above)
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Pellegrini: It's about us, not Chelsea

The title chase

"It is important for him (to score his first goal) because he has just joined us after playing six games in 18 days in the African Nations Cup. That is not good at this time of the season for players, and that is why he is not always in the starting XI." - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Wilfried Bony (above)
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Van Gaal: I snubbed Liverpool

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Pool lose, but fans remain optimistic

GOAL!: Manchester United fans cheering after Juan Mata's goal in the 59th minute.
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Ray Houghton: Reds pay the price for poor start

BEAUTY: Juan Mata scores a spectacular winner for Man United.

It was shocking that Liverpool just allowed Manchester United to dictate play in the first half.

Some of Brendan Rodgers’ men looked overawed by the occasion and that was why the Reds lost 2-1 to their arch-rivals Man United on Sunday, says TNP analyst Ray Houghton.

The Liverpool boss’ plan of using three centre halves backfired this time, especially in the case of wingback Alberto Moreno. 

He was caught out both times United scored and didn’t seem to get the basics of defending in such a formation.

But credit to United, they played really well, even though they didn’t have many attempts on goal. 

They didn’t play as well as they did in their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last week, but they were strong going forward against the Reds.

Read the full report in our print edition on March 23. 

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Mark sets new national mark in slalom

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