Match reports and reaction 2015-16

A collection of my match reports and reaction pieces for AFP from the 2015-16 season:

Reaction: Hodgson defends England’s toiling trio (friendly)
Report: Smalling saves England against 10-man Portugal
(friendly)
Report: Vardy atones for Kane miss as England edge Turkey (friendly)
Report: Lingard rocket ends Man United’s 12-year FA Cup wait (FA Cup)
Reaction: Van Gaal upbeat on future despite Man Utd boos
(Premier League)
Report: Van Gaal booed as Man United sign off in fifth (Premier League)
Reaction: Ranieri braces Leicester for big team backlash (Premier League)
Report: Drinkwater spares Leicester from closing defeat at Chelsea
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal refuses to blame bus attack for top-four setback
(Premier League)
Report: Violence, drama as Man United’s top-four hopes shredded
(Premier League)
Reaction: Pellegrini pins hopes on favour from West Ham (Premier League)
Report: Sánchez upstages Pellegrini to hit Man City’s top-four bid
 (Premier League)
Reaction: Ranieri dodges corks as Leicester cut loose (Premier League)
Report: Morgan lifts trophy to complete Leicester fairytale
(Premier League)
Reaction: Europa exploits set Liverpool benchmark
– Klopp (Europa League)
Report: Sturridge sends Liverpool into Europa final
(Europa League)
Reaction: Lunch with mum trumps Spurs game for Ranieri
(Premier League)
Report: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester wait (Premier League)
Reaction: Man City ‘not afraid’ of Real Madrid – Pellegrini
 (Champions League)
Report: No Ronaldo, no goals as Man City, Real Madrid draw
(Champions League)
Reaction: Ranieri hails Leicester’s unconquerable heart
(Premier League)
Report: Understudy Ulloa propels Leicester eight points clear
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal refuses to look beyond FA Cup final
(FA Cup)
Report: Ice-cool Martial sends Man United to final
(FA Cup)
Reaction: Unfair to single Arsenal out for criticism, says Wenger
(Premier League)
Report: Sánchez sinks West Brom to settle Arsenal nerves
(Premier League)
Reaction: Klopp invokes spirit of Istanbul in Liverpool comeback
 (Europa League)
Report: Last-gasp Lovren sinks Dortmund in Anfield thriller
(Europa League)
Reaction: Van Gaal struck by rational Rashford
(FA Cup)
Report: Dazzling Rashford brings Man United FA Cup cheer
(FA Cup)
Reaction: Man City can win Champions League – Pellegrini
(Champions League)
Report: De Bruyne downs PSG as Man City reach last four
(Champions League)
Reaction: Man Utd ‘still ahead’ of Spurs, says Van Gaal
(Premier League)
Report: Spurs stun Man Utd with six-minute blitz
(Premier League)
Reaction: Ranieri keeps calm amid Leicester maelstrom
(Premier League)
Report: Captain Morgan sends Leicester seven points clear
(Premier League)
Reaction: Hodgson laments lost England momentum
(friendly)
Report: Janssen, Narsingh bring England back to earth (friendly)
Report: Church converts penalty to thwart Northern Ireland
(friendly)
Reaction: Man Utd derby win gives Van Gaal top-four belief
(Premier League)
Report: Rashford ends Man City title bid as United rise again
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal wants derby response from Man Utd
(Europa League)
Report: Classy Coutinho sends Man Utd out of Europe
(Europa League)
Reaction: Pellegrini banks on Man City experience
(Champions League)
Report: Injuries mar Manchester City’s history night
(Champions League)
Reaction: Ranieri still in denial over Leicester title bid
(Premier League)
Report: Okazaki upstages Benítez as Leicester march on
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal admits Man Utd blown away by Liverpool
(Europa League)
Report: Sturridge and Firmino punish sorry Man United
(Europa League)
Reaction: Ibrahimović silenced his doubters, says Blanc
(Champions League)
Report: Avenging Ibrahimović fires PSG past Chelsea
(Champions League)
Reaction: League Cup triumph vindicates me – Pellegrini (Capital One Cup)
Report: Caballero saves earn Man City glory
(Capital One Cup)
Reaction: Arsenal fightback gives Wenger title belief (Premier League)
Report: Welbeck late show breaks Leicester hearts
(Premier League)
Reaction: Sun will shine for Liverpool youngsters – Klopp
(FA Cup)
Report: Last-gasp Ogbonna header stuns Liverpool
(FA Cup)
Report: Costa and Chelsea keep heat on Van Gaal
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal toasts win with wine from Woodward
(FA Cup)
Report: Blind, Mata lift Van Gaal with win over Derby
(FA Cup)
Reaction: Martinez ‘hurt’ by Everton’s League Cup exit
(Capital One Cup)
Report: De Bruyne sends Man City to League Cup final (Capital One Cup) 
Reaction: Klopp pins hopes on all-Merseyside final
(Capital One Cup)
Report: Mignolet save sends Liverpool to Wembley
(Capital One Cup)
Reaction: Arsenal don’t have Chelsea block, says Wenger
(Premier League)
Report: Costa checks 10-man Arsenal’s title charge
(Premier League)
Reaction: Anfield win will fire title belief, says Van Gaal
(Premier League)
Report: Liverpool felled by Rooney sucker-punch
(Premier League)
Report: Man Utd give Van Gaal respite in Chelsea draw
(Premier League)
Reaction: Wenger lauds sick Özil’s amazing recovery
(Premier League)
Report: Walcott wows as Arsenal steal march on Man City
(Premier League)
Reaction: Defeat exposes ‘crazy’ Liverpool hype – Klopp
(Premier League)
Report: Wijnaldum and Newcastle halt Liverpool surge
(Premier League)
Reaction: Hat-trick star Origi has to learn – Klopp
(Capital One Cup)
Report: Origi, Sturridge fire Liverpool into last four (Capital One Cup)
Reaction: Van Gaal worried by United’s attacking woes (Champions League)
Report: Man United made to wait after PSV stalemate
(Champions League)
Reaction: Spurs title talk is premature, says Pochettino
(Premier League)
Report: Kane brace sets Spurs on Arsenal’s tail
(Premier League)
Reaction: Etihad win can be Liverpool base camp – Klopp (Premier League)
Report: Firmino and Liverpool punish sluggish Man City (Premier League)
Reaction: Blind hopes friendlies can fire idling Dutch
(friendly)
Report: Robben sinks Wales as Holland bounce back (friendly)
Reaction: Wenger likes Giroud when he’s angry
(Premier League)
Report: Gibbs thwarts Spurs in north London derby (Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal relieved after Man Utd end goal drought
(Champions League)
Report: Rooney ends Man Utd goal drought to down CSKA
(Champions League)
Reaction: Mourinho unbowed as Chelsea crisis deepens
(Premier League)
Report: Coutinho gives Mourinho Halloween horror show (Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal shields Rooney after derby drudgery
(Premier League)
Report: Man Utd and Man City misfire in shot-shy derby
(Premier League)
Reaction: Klopp dismisses saviour tag after Rubin draw
(Europa League)
Report: Klopp thwarted by 10-man Rubin on home bow
(Europa League)
Reaction: Pellegrini purrs over ‘perfect’ De Bruyne (Champions League)
Report: Last-gasp De Bruyne shoots down Sevilla
(Champions League)
Reaction: Klopp backs ‘fun’ Origi to fill Liverpool gaps
(Premier League)
Report: Liverpool held by Spurs in Klopp’s first game
(Premier League)
Reaction: Hodgson heartened by burgeoning Barkley
(Euro 2016)
Report: Walcott and Sterling extend England’s winning run
(Euro 2016)
Reaction: Beating Man Utd answers critics, says Wenger
(Premier League)
Report: Arsenal bulldoze Man Utd to give Wenger solace (Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal castigates Man United for carelessness
(Champions League)
Report: Mata magic gets Man United up and running
(Champions League)
Reaction: Mourinho and Wenger clash over bothersome Costa
(Premier League)
Report: Zouma and Hazard punish nine-man Arsenal (Premier League)
Reaction: Pellegrini says Man City strikers must sharpen up
(Champions League)
Report: Juventus stop rot with comeback win at Man City (Champions League)
Reaction: Van Gaal hopes Man Utd win is turning point
(Premier League)
Report: Martial makes splash as Man Utd down Liverpool
(Premier League)
Reaction: Hodgson sets record-breaker Rooney trophy goal
(Euro 2016)
Report: Tearful Rooney nets record 50th England goal (Euro 2016)
Reaction: Coleman rues Wales’ missed opportunity (Euro 2016)
Report: Israel douse Welsh fires in Cardiff stalemate (Euro 2016)
Reaction: Record will soon be Rooney’s, says Hodgson (Euro 2016)
Report: History man Rooney sends England to Euro 2016
(Euro 2016)
Reaction: Van Gaal hails Man Utd hat-trick hero Rooney
(Champions League)
Report: Rooney treble seals Champions League return for Man United
(Champions League)
Reaction: Wenger rues offside call in Liverpool stalemate
(Premier League)
Report: Arsenal and Liverpool share spoils in slugfest
(Premier League)
Reaction: Van Gaal goes giddy for Man United match-winner Depay
(Champions League)
Report: Depay double gives Man United play-off edge
(Champions League)
Reaction: Benteke gives us new dimension, says Rodgers
(Premier League)
Report: Disputed Benteke goal sinks Bournemouth
(Premier League)
Reaction: Etihad derailment leaves Mourinho stewing
(Premier League)
Report: Agüero leads way as Man City sharpen Chelsea’s pain (Premier League)
Reaction: Victorious Van Gaal wants more from Man United
(Premier League)
Report: Januzaj tames Villa on Man United return (Premier League)
Report: Toothless Chelsea beaten by Fiorentina (International Champions Cup)
Reaction: Mourinho seethes as Arsenal land Wembley blow
(Community Shield)
Report: Oxlade-Chamberlain ends Wenger’s Mourinho jinx
(Community Shield)

Related link: Match reports and reaction 2014-15

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