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Columbus Crew SC took MLS conference finals by scruff of the neck

Columbus will be facing Portland in the MLS Cup Final after surviving a scary last few minutes against the NY Red Bulls.

HARRISON, N.J. - Three quick thoughts after Columbus Crew SC outlasted the New York Red Bulls and advanced to next week's MLS Cup, losing 1-0 at Red Bull Arena on Sunday but surviving a furious last-gasp push from the hosts to win the two-leg Eastern Conference championship 2-1 on aggregate. Columbus will host the Portland Timbers next Sunday at Mapfre Stadium in the league's title game (4 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN).

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1. Columbus came out flying ...

All week, Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter...

Portland Timbers survive late FC Dallas fightback to reach MLS Cup

Portland secured their berth in the MLS Cup Final with a 2-2 draw at FC Dallas.

FRISCO, Texas -- The Portland Timbers survived a valiant comeback effort from FC Dallas, tying the second leg of the Western Conference finals 2-2 to earn a 5-3 aggregate victory. They will now progress to their first MLS Cup final since joining the league in 2011.

Fanendo Adi scored a critical goal for the Timbers, and by itself it would have been enough to advance, despite goals from Ryan Hollingshead and Blas Perez. Substitute Lucas Melano made the series safe for the Timbers, scoring in second-half...

Injury-plagued Arsenal slip up in 1-1 draw at Norwich City

Injury-ridden Arsenal missed an opportunity to climb the table as they ended up sharing the points with Norwich City.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains that the injuries sustained by Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny are a cause for concern for Arsenal.

NORWICH, England -- Three points from Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League on Sunday.

1. Arsenal slip up

Once again, Arsenal's rivals presented them with an opportunity. Once again, Arsenal failed to take it.

Of the Premier League's top five, only Manchester City won on Saturday. The Gunners had a chance to capitalise on the failures of Leicester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. But at a wet and windy Carrow Road, they fell short once again.


Chelsea frustrated at Tottenham as Diego Costa watches from the bench

Tottenham entered this match aiming to finish top four, however both Chelsea and Spurs ended the day sharing the points.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner says Tottenham missed a golden opportunity to close in on the leaders in their 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Diego Costa is lucky to be the last player to be benched.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says it's a good feeling that they played as the bigger club against Chelsea.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen says although the Spurs were tired, it was not an excuse and they will take the draw.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard says the point on the road at White Hart Lane was a good result for his side.

LONDON -- Three points from Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

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1. Chelsea continue slow recovery

Sunday's goalless draw was a good point for both sides at White Hart Lane, and yet there was also the lingering feeling this was a missed chance.

As they did in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal, Tottenham failed to claim the win that would have pushed them from mere Champions League chasers to title challengers. Meanwhile, Chelsea failed to get the win that really would have gotten them back...

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Vardy makes history as Leicester earn worthy point vs. new-look Man United

Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's league goal record as Leicester drew 1-1 with Manchester United.
Jamie Vardy broke Van Nistelrooy's league goal record as Leicester drew 1-1 with Manchester United.
Former England striker Paul Mariner salutes present England forward Jamie Vardy on breaking the Prem goalscoring record.

LEICESTER, England -- Three points from King Power Stadium, where Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy made history in a 1-1 draw Saturday against Manchester United.

1. Result is a good sign for Leicester

Leicester are no longer top of the league, but their performance against Manchester United, in which Vardy broke the Premier League record for goals in the most consecutive games, will still provide great encouragement for Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri.

Vardy opened the scoring after...

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Manchester City respond to setbacks with flaky win over Southampton

Goals from Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Aleksandar Kolarov put away the game for Man City against Southampton.
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner breaks down a mixed day for Manchester City in their 3-1 win over Southampton.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman talked about the errors his side made in their 3-1 defeat against Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini satisfied with their win against Southampton and talked about Aguero's injury.

MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Manchester City's 3-1 victory Saturday against Southampton at the Etihad.

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1. De Bruyne helps flaky City get back on track

These were the moments that Manchester City paid £55 million for. Kevin De Bruyne was decisive in the win over Southampton, first in scoring the opening goal, then providing the delicious assist that supplied Aleksandar Kolarov the chance to make it 3-1 and kill off the challenge of a dangerous, resurgent Southampton.

The Belgian...