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Numbers: Man United stop Liverpool one short of two records

Another fantastic weekend of football brings with it another great bunch of numbers to sift through. ESPN brings you the best of the lot: 

Premier League

Manchester City, Chelsea, and Leicester won, Tottenham eked out a draw, but the headline match of the weekend in England was between the nation's two most successful teams. Manchester United may not be the force they once were, but their game against Liverpool lived up to the billing.

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In their 1-1 draw, United ended Liverpool's PL winning...

Numbers: Patrick van Aanholt joins Thierry Henry in rare Fergie Time feat

Another topsy-turvy weekend of European football, and another weekend of scarcely believable numbers. Some results were expected. Some, not so much. 

Premier League


Crystal Palace have beaten Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in the competition's history. In fact, before Jordan Ayew and Patrick van Aanholt got their goals, the last time Palace even took the lead against United in league competition at Old Trafford was in 1979, when David Swindlehurst scored in an...

Will Guardiola vs. Klopp be the next great Premier League rivalry?

When asked directly about his relationship with Jurgen Klopp at the end of last season, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola spoke of a "beautiful rivalry" between himself and the Liverpool manager.

It was forged during their time as rivals in Germany, with Guardiola's Bayern Munich consistently topping Klopp's Borussia Dortmund, and the battle for supremacy is now fully alive again in the Premier League. Last season, Guardiola and City claimed domestic superiority only for Klopp and Liverpool...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Dani Alves could finally be coming to Premier League

The FC crew explain how Rodri will help shore up Man City's midfield and point out one glaring area they still need to address.

The European transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.

Top free agents in 2020 | What do Europe's elite need

TOP STORY: Pep eyes Alves reunion at City

Pep Guardiola is considering bringing former Barcelona star Dani Alves to Manchester City this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Guardiola signed Alves from Sevilla in 2008, and over the course of four seasons they won 14 trophies together at the Camp Nou including...

Transfer Talk: Man Utd favourites to sign Maguire after City bow out

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner goes through Harry Maguire's defensive attributes and concludes that he is not worth the kind of money that Leicester City are demanding for him.

The European transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers, and keep up to date with the latest gossip below.

Top free agents in 2020 | What do Europe's elite need

United take pole position in Maguire saga

Manchester City have withdrawn from the Harry Maguire transfer race, putting Manchester United in the lead to sign the Leicester City defender, the Sun reports.

It's thought that Pep Guardiola was put off by the Foxes' asking price of £85 million for the centre-back,...

Rodri, Man City's club-record signing, plays like Busquets and is a classic Guardiola 'pivot' midfielder

The writing was on the wall. Well, on the shirt. Everyone pretty much already knew that Rodri was going to leave Atletico Madrid, who had set a €70 million buyout clause that was more invitation than deterrent, and that was confirmed when the Spanish club recently presented Marcos Llorente as their new signing. Not just because Llorente too is a deep midfielder, but because he was standing there grinning with his new shirt, No. 14 on the back.

Rodri's number.

Well, it was his number: On Wednesday,...