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Arsenal, Chelsea face censure over Cup brawl

Arsenal and Chelsea face disciplinary action from the English Football Association after the mass brawl that marred their League Cup final clash on Sunday. Arsenal duo Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor and Chelsea's John Obi Mikel were all sent off by referee Howard Webb in stoppage time of Chelsea's 2-1 win at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

United’s title charge on track

Park Ji-Sung kept Manchester United on course for the English Premiership title as his goal set up the leaders' 2-0 win against Charlton on Saturday. Didier Drogba ensured Chelsea kept the pressure on United as he scored twice in the win against Middlesbrough.

Fury at Ronaldo ‘dive’

Tottenham defender Young-Pyo Lee accused Cristiano Ronaldo of diving to win the penalty that set Manchester United on course for their 4-0 victory at White Hart Lane. Lee was close to Ronaldo as he stumbled after a challenge by Steed Malbranque late in the first half on Sunday and the South Korean left-back is adamant there was no contact.

Drogba torments Newcastle again

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba broke Newcastle's hearts again as his superb late goal clinched a 1-0 League Cup quarterfinal win on Wednesday. Drogba had come off the bench to score the winner against Newcastle in the Premiership last week and he repeated the trick at St James' Park.

Chelsea remain hot on Man United’s heels

Didier Drogba showed Chelsea will not give up the English Premiership title without a fight as his late goal clinched a 1-0 win against Newcastle on Wednesday. Jose Mourinho's side are now five points behind leaders Manchester United and should have renewed belief they can overhaul Sir Alex Ferguson's side after this hard-fought victory.

Mokoena expects great things from SA

Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena believes his country can make a big impact on and off the pitch when they host the 2010 World Cup. Although South Africa were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup in London on Wednesday, Mokoena was encouraged by his side's determined display.

Wenger breaks silence over Pardew row

Arsene Wenger on Sunday finally broke his silence over his touchline row with West Ham manager Alan Pardew. Arsenal boss Wenger had refused to speak publicly about the furious altercation with Pardew after West Ham's late winner at Upton Park last Sunday.

Solskjaer fires United to the top

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's double strike sunk Newcastle and put Manchester United on top of the English Premiership on Sunday. Solskjaer scored just before and after half-time to claim his first league goals at Old Trafford for over three years and take Sir Alex Ferguson's side above champions Chelsea on goal difference.

Wenger tells Henry to use his head

Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry needs to start using his head before he can fulfil his true potential. Henry claimed his 50th goal in European football when he opened the scoring with a superbly taken header in Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League win against Porto at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

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