Manchester City won at home to secure a passage to the second round of the Champions League for the first time.
After two missed opportunities in the last two years, City were not going to go down easily. They easily beat CSKA Moscow 5-2. Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick.
All wasn’t so good for the red side of Manchester. The Red Devils will have to wait to secure their place in the last 16. They played out a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad. Midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off late in the game.
Martin O’Neill has confirmed he has signed a deal making him the new Republic of Ireland manager, with ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane coming in as assistant manager.
Former Aston Villa, Celtic and Sunderland boss O’Neill had 64 caps for Northern Ireland as a player, and Keane controversially walked out on Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign, but all differences were put aside when they were appointed.
They replace Italian Giovanni Trappattoni, who left in September 2013 after failing to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. O’Neill and Keane have been appointed on a two-year deal, and they are ‘enthusiastic’ about working together and with their new players.
After 10 games, the Premier League season has the potential to be one of the tightest ever. The top three from last season all have new managers, and none of them have got onto the best start. Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t part of the league for the first time ever, and his former club, Manchester United, have dipped in form.
Teams like Southampton and Liverpool have punched above their weight, and it could be a close finish at the end of 38 games.
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Steven Caulker’s goal was enough to get Cardiff a win over bitter rivals Swansea in the first ever South Wales derby in the Premier League at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Swansea had good spells of possession in the first half, but Caulker grabbed a header soon after the hour-mark to seal a win for the Bluebirds. Later in the game, Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm was sent off for tripping Frazier Campbell late in the game and right-back Angel Rangel had to go between the sticks for the closing minutes.
In the other Premier League game that day, both sides failed to move up the table quickly as Tottenham and Everton played out a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park.
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