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Football: Spurs halt Fulham charge, Chelsea eye summit

Fulham squandered an opportunity to escape the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday after going down 3-1 at London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Felix Magath's improving side had won their two previous games and they reacted impressively after falling behind to a close-range Paulinho strike in the 35th minute, with Steve Sidwell equalising almost immediately. However, second-half goals from Harry Kane and Younes Kaboul secured victory for Tim Sherwood's Spurs, with Sidwell seeing a late penalty saved by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Football: Wenger defiant ahead of Hull Cup final 'warm-up'

Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side have made progress this season despite once again facing a battle to hold on to a top four spot. Wenger's side travel to Hull on Sunday in the fourth and final Champions League place, a point clear of Everton who handed the Gunners an advantage by unexpectedly losing at home to Crystal Palace in midweek. With four Premier League games remaining, Arsenal -- who last season secured fourth spot on the final day of the campaign -- are narrow favourites to fend off the challenge of Roberto Martinez's side.

Football: Moyes set for tricky Everton return

Manchester United manager David Moyes will be under the spotlight when he returns to Everton on Sunday for the first time since he left the club for Old Trafford at the end of last season. Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before leaving when his contract expired to replace Alex Ferguson, British football's most successful manager, at United following his fellow Scot's retirement.

Football: Derby keep Burnley waiting for promotion

Burnley will have to wait at least another few days to clinch promotion to the Premier League as Derby stayed in the hunt on Friday. Sean Dyche's Burnley moved within touching distance of the top-flight thanks to a 1-0 win at Blackpool, but just hours later Derby beat Doncaster 2-0 to claim the victory they needed to keep their hopes alive. Michael Kightly's 49th-minute goal earned the points for Burnley at Bloomfield Road, where fans of struggling Blackpool threw tennis balls onto the field in protest at the current state of their club.

Football: Chelsea confident of new Terry deal

Chelsea are confident veteran defender John Terry will "amicably" agree a new contract in the near future, assistant coach Steve Holland said Friday. Former England centre-back Terry has reportedly been offered a new contract by the west London club but on half his current salary. However, Holland denied any talk of a tense atmosphere between the club and their 33-year-old stalwart, while suggesting two more senior players in England duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were both on the brink of signing new deals as well.

Football: Rodgers hopes Liverpool can ride wave of emotion

Brendan Rodgers believes his Liverpool side can harness the emotions swirling around Anfield as the club looks to win its first English title of the Premier League era. This week saw the club and city mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster which killed 96 Liverpool fans, with the Reds two points clear at the top of the table ahead of Sunday's match away to Norwich.

Football: Wenger upbeat about Arsenal's prospects

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that whatever happens to the club in the final weeks of the season, the future is bright for the north London side. Long time Premier League leaders Arsenal have slipped to fourth in the table ahead of this weekend's trip to Hull -- a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final between the two clubs at Wembley. Wenger has yet to sign a contract extension, prompting doubts over whether the 64-year-old Frenchman, who recently took charge of his 1,000th Arsenal match, will be back for another campaign.

Football: Moyes ready for United rebuild

David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, is poised to make a flying start to his major rebuilding job for the fallen champions after the end of this season. Moyes revealed Friday he was already "well into my planning" regarding new recruits as he nears the end of his difficult first season in charge, following the retirement of long-time manager Alex Ferguson. However, Moyes was acutely aware that the World Cup, which opens in Brazil halfway through June and lasts for a month, will impinge on his efforts to reinforce the squad.

Football: Liverpool trio in awards shortlist

Luis Suarez was one of three Liverpool players nominated Friday for England's Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award. The Uruguayan, the leading scorer in the Premier League so far this season, was joined on the shortlist Friday by team-mates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, with all three men having played a key role in guiding Liverpool to the top of the table ahead of this weekend's matches. Also vying for the award are Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City dynamo Yaya Toure and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.

Football: Liverpool trio in awards shortlist

Luis Suarez was one of three Liverpool players nominated Friday for England's Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award. The Uruguayan, the leading scorer in the Premier League so far this season, was joined on the shortlist Friday by team-mates Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, with all three men having played a key role in guiding Liverpool to the top of the table ahead of this weekend's matches. Also vying for the award are Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, Manchester City dynamo Yaya Toure and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana.
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