Iheanacho lifts Manchester City, while Rafa Benitez denies Liverpool

Photo credit: AFP Teenager Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Manchester City tuned up for their Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid by sinking Stoke City 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Iheanacho, 19, struck twice within 10 second-half minutes, adding to goals by Fernando and Sergio Aguero, to lift City, who host Madrid in the first leg of their last-four tie on...
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Newcastle boss Benitez 'not looking' at EPL table during survival fight

Rafael Benitez has told his Newcastle players to ignore the English Premier League table after giving themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.The Magpies remain deep in trouble and two points from safety with four games remaining, but a 1-1 draw with Champions League semi-finalists Manchester City on Tuesday evening closed the gap to rivals Sunderland and 17th-placed Norwich.However...
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Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez looking for more after first point

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez warned his side that they need to start better in matches, after Aleksandar Mitrovic rescued a 1-1 derby draw against Sunderland on Sunday. The Serbian striker headed in an 83rd-minute equalizer as the Magpies ended a four-match losing streak. But Benitez, who was in charge for just the second time since taking over from Steve McClaren, knows...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Real boss Benitez primed for do-or-die derby with Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is urging his team to ignite their survival drive with derby victory over Sunderland.The Magpies entertain the Black Cats on Sunday knowing their very existence in the Barclays Premier League, and the £100million share of the new broadcasting deal which comes with it, are at stake with just nine games of an intensely difficult campaign remaining.However...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafa Benitez begins Newcastle rescue bid with test at Leicester City

Rafael Benitez’s mission to haul Newcastle United out of the Premier League relegation zone begins in unfavorable circumstances on Monday as his new side visit leaders Leicester City. Appointed manager on a three-year contract on Friday following Steve McClaren’s dismissal, Benitez has just 10 games to steer the big-spending northeast giants to safety. Benitez has made his name...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Benitez confirms break clause if he fails to keep Newcastle up

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has confirmed that there is a break clause in his contract should he not manage to keep the club in the Premier League.However, the 55-year-old Spaniard, who will send out his team for the first time at leaders Leicester on Monday evening, is convinced it will not be used as he attempts to pull off a 10-game rescue mission.Speaking as he was unveiled...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

On Rafael Benitez's Bizarre Decision To Take The Newcastle Job

The only sensible question is why.  Why would Rafael Benitez — La Liga and UEFA Cup winner with Valencia, Champions League winner with Liverpool, Europa League winner with Chelsea, and most recently of Real Madrid — want to replace Steve McClaren at Newcastle, who are currently 19th in the Premier League with only 10 games remaining?  And the league position is only the...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Benitez top of list for Newcastle job

Benitez top of list for Newcastle job - originally posted on With just six wins all season and lying in 19th and fighting for survival, Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren’s future has come under intense scrutiny. The club remain unsure whether to replace him, but reports suggest the Magpies have already prepared a shortlist for the Newcastle managerial job...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Zidane replaces Benitez at Real Madrid

The short reign of Rafael Benitez as coach of Real Madrid came to an abrupt end on 3rd January as he was replaced … The post Zidane replaces Benitez at Real Madrid appeared first on Football... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Real boss Benitez remains defiant despite costly loss to Villarreal

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez insists all is not lost in the La Liga title race despite a costly 1-0 defeat at Villarreal on Sunday evening.Roberto Soldado's ninth-minute goal proved enough to secure Villarreal's victory on an evening when Benitez's team disappointed in front of goal despite an improved showing in the second half.It was Real's third league loss of the season and...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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