Welbeck does the job; Sensational Suárez; More EPL thoughts

Sunday December 15th, 2013
Danny Welbeck scored twice in Manchester United's dominant display against Aston Villa on Sunday.
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Clarke and Jol have been fired for failing to meet the, admittedly modest, expectations Hodgson created in his time as manager of West Brom and, before that, Fulham. Whatever Liverpool fans may think, Hodgson, it seems, is a good manager of second-tier teams. Maybe that makes him the ideal man for England.

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