Lay off the sprint button! Sprinting is useful, but not all the time. Many players have the habit of always holding down the sprint button which gives them a lack of control over the ball. Only use the sprint button when you have space to run onto in front of you.
Dont be afraid to pass back in order to keep possession.
Dont immediately dive in and try to steal the ball from your opponent, just jockey with him until he gets too close to the box. More often than not, you will just interecept a pass when he gets impatient.