Man City’s performance down the stretch will reveal much about the club

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop says Arsenal still have a legitimate claim to second place after City's performance against West Brom on Saturday.

It has long been said that hope is the most controversial emotion in football. It is the feathered beast that perches inside the heart and flutters its wings at all the wrong moments. It flaps and agitates at every sign of life. It also has a terrible habit of reappearing on occasions when it would be preferable that it stayed away.

With the second half of Chelsea's faltering performance against Hull City beginning at the KC Stadium, Manchester City supporters will have been wondering quietly…

De Gea dressing room photo sparks debate

Man Utd players celebrating at Anfield yesterday

Man Utd players celebrating at Anfield yesterday

A message from Manchester United keeper David De Gea’s showing an image of his celebrating team-mates after the win against Liverpool at Anfield yesterday has sparked a debate on Twitter.

Former players Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane are among those who have suggested dressing room photos on days when a team have not won a major trophy portray an image of a team with limited expectations, with Arsenal players often criticised for posting such images.

De Gea's post following his side's 2-1 win against Liverpool has seen some accuse United of a similar slide in ambitions.

His tweet was delivered with this message:

Such was the importance of a victory that moved United five points ahead of Liverpool in the race for for top four finish that many will argue the celebrations are justified and here are some of the messages we have received about the image today.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat trick ball gets the VIP treatment

Having been sent off against Chelsea in the Champions League and after ranting about refereeing standards in France, Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended March on an altogether lighter note by scoring his first Ligue 1 hat trick in PSG's 3-1 win over Lorient.
Ibrahimovic then proceeded to celebrate his achievement the only way you'd expect him to — by flying his autographed match ball home to Sweden in first class.

For those of you who…