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Talking Soccer: Nightmare week for Man U

Talking Soccer: Nightmare week for Man U

Manchester City regained their lead at the top of the table with a massive 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday against cross-town rival Manchester United. Midfielder Bernardo Silva cut inside onto his left foot and drove home a low near-post shot in the 54th minute to open the scoring for the defending champs. Twelve minutes later, winger Leroy Sane doubled City’s lead as he finished off a counterattack. City have now won 11 straight premier league matches as they’re title race with Liverpool has come down to the wire, while United have now lost two straight matches and will face an uphill battle to finish in the top four.

Dream week for Liverpool

Dream week for Liverpool

Liverpool capped off one of its finest weeks in club history with a 4-1 win at Porto on Wednesday, a victory that booked them a spot in the Champions League semi finals. The Reds’ best and brightest led the team to victory, as in-form forward Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 26th minute before Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk all recorded second half goals to bust the game open. The Reds’ Champions League triumph comes just days after they earned a win over Chelsea to put themselves back atop the English Premier League table.

All eyes on England’s top clubs in PL Race, UEFA CL

All eyes on England’s top clubs in PL Race, UEFA CL

Midfielder Naby Keita scored an early fifth-minute deflected goal and Roberto Firmino tapped home a short cross 20 minutes later as Liverpool pulled past FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the two sides quarterfinal matchup at Anfield on Tuesday. The second leg will be played on April 17 at Estadio de Dragao in Porto.

International friendlies, Euro Qualifiers fill void of breaks in League Play

International friendlies, Euro Qualifiers fill void of breaks in League Play

The United States earned a 1-1 draw with Chile thanks to an early Christian Pulisic goal at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas on Tuesday night. The young Borussia Dortmund star latched onto a well-played through ball from L.A. Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes and lofted a delicate chip over Chilean goalkeeper Gabriel Arias to open the scoring in the fourth minute, but was substituted off with an injury before halftime.

Thrilling Champions League round of 16, Premier League top four race takes a turn

Thrilling Champions League round of 16, Premier League top four race takes a turn

Ajax Amsterdam shocked the soccer world Tuesday by completing a second-leg comeback to knock defending champions Real Madrid out of the Champions League, while booking a place in the quarterfinals. After dropping the opening leg 2-1 at home, the Dutch side thrashed perennial contender Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu to advance 5-3 on aggregate.

Talking Soccer: “English coach: I’m not sexist, but sexist tweets tell otherwise.”

Talking Soccer: “English coach: I’m not sexist, but sexist tweets tell otherwise.”

How are sports supposed to tackle sexism?

There’s always mention of the culture and how it has to change. There’s been progress, but the culture of sexism remains in sports.

So how do we change the culture that belittles female athletes and rewards the men in power?