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The Reds saw off their Spanish opponents 5-4 in Dortmund that night, as part of a memorable cup treble from the 2000/01 season. McAllister, then 36, starred in the final as Liverpool overcame Jordi Cruyff & Co. – but the game itself is not what immediately springs to mind.
Last summer, Leicester badly needed a left-back. Jeffrey Schlupp had filled in manfully as the Foxes won seven of their last nine Premier League games, after Paul Konchesky had been... well, Paul Konchesky for the bulk of the season. What they wanted was someone dependable, a guaranteed seven-out-of-10 every game to provide Schlupp with some competition. What they got was the best full-back in the league.
This week in five words We've won the FA Cup! What went well United have waited 12 years to lift the FA Cup, so to finally get their hands on it was a joyous occasion. The fact they did it in extra-time with 10 men made it all the more amazing. This was the sort of day United supporters may have expected when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, when the team enjoyed more than their fair share of good luck.
“I never knew anything about him before I came here,” Claudio Ranieri recently said of his title-winning captain Wes Morgan. “But I watched all the matches, I watched how solid, strong and intelligent he was.” If Ranieri meant he’d been watching Morgan’s performances last season, however, it’s difficult to imagine he arrived at those conclusions. While clearly a talented centre-back, Morgan had a worrying tendency to make completely unforced erro...
It feels like a very long time since Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho worried that his champions may have handed their title to Arsenal by selling them Petr Cech, whom John Terry reckoned was worth an extra “12 or 15 points a season”.
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