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Gary Neville blames cancelled north London derby for Arsenal’s troubles in Champions League race

Gary Neville has said the postponed north London derby is to blame for Arsenal being fifth in the Premier League.The rearranged fixture was played last Thursday, with Spurs beating the Gunners 3-0. It was originally planned to go ahead in January, but Arsenal requested that it be rearranged due to Covid cases in their squad.Last week’s result and Arsenal’s subsequent defeat by Newcastle sees fourth-placed Spurs with a two-point advantage over their rivals heading into the final day of the season. Neville has now said Mikel Arteta’s side wouldn’t be in this position if the derby hadn’t been postponed.“Cancelling that...
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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher debate Premier League player of the season

Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville debated the Premier League player of the season on the final Monday Night Football programme of the campaign – and surprisingly neither chose Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Salah has produced one of the best seasons of his career, topping both the Premier League’s goalscoring and assist charts heading into the final week. His performances before the Africa Cup of Nations were particularly impressive, peaking in October with a wondergoal against Manchester City and a hat-trick against Manchester United two games later. But the Egyptian has not quite hit those heights since returning from...
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Gary Neville tips Tottenham to grab top four spot over ‘lightweight’ Arsenal

Tottenham will finish above rivals Arsenal and qualify for the Champions League after their 3-0 victory in the north London derby on Thursday night, Gary Neville has predicted. The result means Arsenal remain a point ahead of Spurs in the race for the final top four place but Neville believes Mikel Arteta’s “lightweight” side will not win their final two games of the season. The Gunners travel to Newcastle on Monday night before finishing their campaign at home to Everton, while Tottenham host Burnley on Sunday and then play Norwich on the final day. Neville said Arsenal struggled to...
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Tottenham will reach Premier League top four over Arsenal - I'd put money on it, says Gary Neville

On the latest Gary Neville Podcast, the Sky Sports pundit says he would put money on Tottenham reaching the top four over Arsenal after a huge win in the North London derby. A victory for Mikel Arteta's side on Thursday would have seen them secure Champions League football over their nearest rivals, but some rash decisions early on ultimately cost them the game.
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‘I was thrown away in a toilet’: Gary Neville claims Jesse Lingard doesn’t deserve Man Utd send-off

Gary Neville has told Jesse Lingard to move on after he expressed his disappointed at not receiving a send-off during the closing stages of Manchester United’s final home game of the season, saying he does not have a “god-given right” to get one. Lingard will leave United, the club he joined at the age of nine, at the end of the season and was an unused substitute in their 3-0 win over Brentford, which signed off their home campaign last week. United were then dubbed as “classless” by Lingard’s brother, Louie Scott, at what he perceived to be a lack...
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Gary Neville insists Premier League title race is ‘not over’ after key Manchester City injuries

Gary Neville has insisted that the Premier League title race is ”not over” despite Manchester City extending their lead over Liverpool at the top of the table.Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to a 5-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday to widen the gap to their title rivals to three points after Liverpool had drawn with Tottenham at home.The comprehensive margin of victory also means the league leaders now have a superior goal difference.However Guardiola suffered another defensive injury blow in the win, with Ruben Dias joining John Stones and Kyle Walker in being ruled out for the remainder of the season.Neville...
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Gary Neville insists Tottenham display at Liverpool is ‘clear reason’ Antonio Conte not suited to Man United

Gary Neville believes that the manner in which Antonio Conte set up Tottenham against Liverpool is a “clear reason” why the Italian was ill-suited to becoming manager of Manchester United.Conte was heavily connected with the vacancy at Old Trafford before the appointment of Erik ten Hag as the club’s new permanent manager.Spurs secured a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday evening, denying Liverpool a potentially crucial win in the title race as Manchester City opened up a three-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.A defensive, battling approach to the fixture from the visitors was criticised by Jurgen Klopp,...
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Gary Neville says Man City and Liverpool's 'dominance and class' stop them feeling pressure of title race

Liverpool and Man City are enjoying the pressure of the title race and make keeping on each other's tails "look easy", says Sky Sky Sports' Gary Neville. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's sides look destined to remain almost neck-and-neck until the very end of the Premier League season for the second time in four years with both sides victorious on Saturday, to leave City a point ahead in the standings with four games remaining.
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Gary Neville and Roy Keane agree Cristiano Ronaldo can have part to play at Man Utd under Erik ten Hag

Gary Neville and Roy Keane both believe Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring feats can make up for faults in his defensive game at Man Utd under Erik ten Hag next season. Ronaldo moved level with Heung-min Son in joint second in the Premier League goalscoring charts with his 17th of the season on Thursday, earning United a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Thursday evening with what was his fifth strike in his last three games for the club.
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Manchester United are back in action on Thursday but spirits will be low at Old Trafford, with Ralf Rangnick’s side having effectively nothing to play for in terms of where they end up in the table. Back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal have left United in the wilderness and...
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