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Subject: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 4:00 pm

The new football season started with a cracker of a game.

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester

This was only the sixth time in 25 years that an opening game in a Premier League season has seen seven goals scored – no game has seen more.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 12:58 pm

Southampton have entered into a partnership with Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao and his family, the club's owner Katharina Liebherr has announced. BBC Sport understands the Gao family have bought about 80%.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 2:27 am

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be about £45m.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 7:50 am

England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. "Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out," said the 31-year-old. The former Manchester United captain scored 53 times in 119 internationals. Rooney, overlooked by Southgate for matches against Scotland and Spain in June, made his England debut in February 2003, in a 3-1 defeat by Australia at Upton Park. He made his major tournament debut as an 18-year-old at Euro 2004.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 1:29 pm

Tottenham have completed the signing of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a reported club record £42m deal. The 21-year-old Colombia centre-back has agreed a six-year deal subject to receipt of his work permit. Spurs' previous record was the £30m paid to Newcastle for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko in 2016. Sanchez becomes the Premier League club's second summer signing after goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga joined from Southampton on Wednesday.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 3:53 am

Holders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford. Thursday's third-round draw in Beijing, which took place at 04:15 BST, also saw Liverpool drawn away to Premier League rivals Leicester. Manchester City go to West Brom, while Arsenal will host League One Doncaster Rovers. Nottingham Forest's reward for beating Newcastle is a trip to Chelsea. The 16 fixtures will be played in the week commencing 18 September.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 11:51 am

Tottenham will face holders Real Madrid in the group stage of the Champions League. Spurs have been drawn in Group H alongside Spanish side Real and German giants Borussia Dortmund. The draw pits Spurs against Wales winger Gareth Bale, who left the Premier League side for Real in a world record deal in 2013.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 6:37 am

The Spanish football league has asked Uefa to investigate into whether Manchester City have broken financial fair play rules.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41146009

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 6:25 am

FIFA has rejected Leicester City's application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds. The Foxes signed the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon for £22m but finalised parts of the deal near the close of the summer transfer window on 31 August. Silva's registration was not completed in time with football's governing body meaning he is ineligible until January. Leicester are in the process of trying to appeal against the decision.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 9:19 am

Frank de Boer has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager after five games and 77 days in charge. Former England boss Roy Hodgson will replace him, BBC Sport understands. The Eagles are 19th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday - and failed to score in their four league matches under De Boer. His is the shortest Premier League managerial tenure in terms of games, and the 47-year-old's past two jobs have lasted a combined 162 days.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 5:00 pm

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund (3-1) to get their Champions League campaign off to a positive start and end their winless run at Wembley.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 2:29 pm

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/17 at 8:39 am

West Ham United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

In-form striker Harry Kane scored twice as 10-man Tottenham survived a late fightback from West Ham to move up to third in the Premier League. Kane's header and low strike gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead before midfielder Christian Eriksen fired home the third in the 60th minute.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 7:36 am

Jose Mourinho will face no further action over his dismissal at Southampton on Saturday. The Manchester United manager was sent off by referee Craig Pawson for stepping onto the pitch in stoppage time during their 1-0 win at St Mary's. After receiving the referee's report, the FA decided no additional action was necessary. Mourinho received two one-match bans from the FA for separate incidents last season.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 11:35 pm

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to earn a shaky Arsenal victory over West Brom (2-0), their third Premier League win in a row at Emirates Stadium.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 2:27 pm

Theo Walcott scored twice as a much-changed Arsenal beat Bate Borisov (2-4) in the Europa League to make it two wins from two in Group H.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 6:28 am

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been injured in a car crash in Amsterdam, hours after attending a concert. The Argentine, 29, was reported to be in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma perform. City said he "was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries". Aguero is expected back in Manchester on Friday and will be examined by City's medical team before the Premier League trip to Chelsea on Saturday. Police in Amsterdam confirmed to the BBC that two people were in a taxi which crashed in the De Boelelaan area of the city.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 11:30 am

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's hamstring injury will keep him out "long term", says manager Jose Mourinho.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 5:05 pm

Defender Declan John scored a double as Rangers came from behind to beat Hamilton Academical (1-4) in the Scottish Premiership.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 9:55 am

Former England striker Rickie Lambert has announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old ex-Southampton, Liverpool and West Brom forward has been without a club since leaving Cardiff City by mutual consent in July. He scored 218 goals in 607 league games in a career that spanned 19 years and took in nine clubs. "I feel lucky to have been involved in this sport for as long as I have," said the Liverpool-born forward.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 5:08 am

Fifa has rejected the Football Association's appeal to rubber-stamp midfielder Adrien Silva's move to Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon. Leicester submitted paperwork on Silva's £22m switch 14 seconds too late on the 31 August transfer deadline. Fifa withheld Silva's International Transfer Certificate so the Foxes could not register him to play.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 10:12 am

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury picked up playing for Senegal.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 9:28 am

Gordon Strachan has left his position as Scotland manager by "mutual consent".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41598733

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 8:39 am


Gordon Strachan has left his position as Scotland manager by "mutual consent".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41598733
Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay is to take interim charge of the Scotland team, following Gordon Strachan's departure on Thursday.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 6:32 am

Tottenham recorded their first Premier League victory at Wembley as Christian Eriksen's second-half winner saw off a resolute Bournemouth (1-0). Having picked up maximum points from their four league games on the road this season, it was Spurs' first win in four attempts at their temporary home. Bournemouth's back five stifled Spurs in the first half, but Eriksen gave the hosts the lead immediately after the break with a smart left-footed finish. Jermain Defoe almost levelled against his old side after coming off the bench, but Hugo Lloris was equal to the striker's low effort.

Subject: Re: 2017/18 in British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 7:09 am

Wilfried Zaha scored the winner as Crystal Palace stunned reigning champions Chelsea  (2-1) to pick up their first victory of the Premier League season. Palace had lost all seven of their previous games - including three under new boss Roy Hodgson - and had failed to score. They finally ended their 731 minute wait for a league goal when Yohan Cabaye forced the ball down off his chest, which bounced off David Luiz and into the back of the net off Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta. Palace's lead lasted only eight minutes as Cesc Fabregas' corner was headed in by Tiemoue Bakayoko. But Zaha, on his return from injury, made it 2-1 just before the break and Hodgson's side held on despite an onslaught from the Blues in the second half. The win does not move Palace off the bottom of the table, but they have reduced the gap from safety to four points. Chelsea, meanwhile, stay fourth but are now nine points behind leaders Manchester City.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 9:10 am

Manager Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's thumping win over Stoke (7-2) as the team's finest display since he became manager as his side opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was sensational, providing two assists and one of the passes of the season that led to the second goal as Guardiola's men returned from the international break to treat the home support to a stunning performance. "I am happy for the victory, we had to focus after the international break, to start well," said the Spaniard, who joined the Citizens at the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 11:01 am

Manchester United keeper David de Gea produced a world-class save to deny Joel Matip as Liverpool were frustrated by Jose Mourinho's stubborn side at Anfield for the second successive season. Final score 0-0.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:12 pm

Wayne Rooney's 90th-minute penalty earned Everton a point against Brighton (1-1), but manager Ronald Koeman remains under pressure after his Toffees struggled again.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 8:42 am

Under-pressure Everton manager Ronald Koeman said he hoped his struggling side had gained "a little bit of confidence" after Wayne Rooney's 90th-minute penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 10:00 am

Manolo Gabbiadini marked his return to the Southampton team by scoring both goals as battling Saints twice came from behind to deny Newcastle United victory (2-2) in an entertaining game at St Mary's.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 12:58 pm

Newcastle United have been put up for sale with owner Mike Ashley hoping to conclude a deal by Christmas. The Magpies have been relegated twice from the Premier League during Ashley's 10-year reign. After winning promotion last season, Rafael Benitez's side are ninth in the top flight after eight matches. "Newcastle United requires a clear direction and a path to a bright and successful future," a club statement said.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 1:28 am

There are "serious doubts" whether FA bosses are fit to stay on after a "shambolic" performance at a hearing in parliament, MP Damian Collins says. FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn were answering questions after discrimination claims against ex-England boss Mark Sampson. "What the FA wouldn't do was acknowledge their failings," Collins told BBC sports editor Dan Roan. "It raises doubts about whether they are right to take the FA forward." "I think we need to see a real acknowledgement from the FA on their own failings, their internal failings, not just the failings in relation to Mark Sampson," added committee chair Collins. Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth and human resources director Rachel Brace also appeared alongside the pair in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee on Wednesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41673969

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 1:59 am

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said it was "nice to write a piece of history" as the Reds thrashed Slovenian (7-0) side Maribor to record the biggest away win by an English team in the history of the European Cup. The Reds dominated throughout to go top of Champions League Group E with a scintillating performance. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice, with Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold also on target. The win eclipses 6-0 away victories by Leeds United over Norwegians Lyn in October 1969, and Manchester United against Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers in September 1957. "I was told about the record after the game and I didn't know," said Klopp.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 2:24 am

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola felt his side's 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli was a "perfect" performance against a side he rates as one of the best he has ever faced.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 3:14 am

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said "being good defensively is not a crime" as his side edged past Benfica (0-1) in the Champions League. The only goal of the game in Lisbon came courtesy of Marcus Rashford's long-range free-kick which caught out teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar on his European debut. Belgian Svilar, the competition's youngest goalkeeper at 18 years and 52 days, had a moment to forget when he carried Rashford's 35-yard free-kick from out wide over his own goalline. Rashford gave United a cause for concern when he limped off with a knee injury in the second half and was replaced by Anthony Martial. United were criticised for their approach in their goalless draw against Liverpool on Saturday in which they hit the target just once, but the Red Devils have now conceded just six goals all season.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:17 am

Celtic endured a European night to forget as they were swept aside by Bayern Munich (3-0) in the Champions League. Thomas Muller blasted in the opener from close range after Craig Gordon saved a header from Robert Lewandowski, who was afforded far too much space. Joshua Kimmich's perfectly placed header from Kingsley Coman's delivery made it 2-0. Mats Hummels nodded in the third after the break for a Bayern side that passed up a number of excellent chances. Celtic are third in Group B after three games, three points clear of bottom side Anderlecht, who lost 4-0 at home to Paris St-Germain.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:47 am

Eden Hazard rescued Chelsea's unbeaten start to the Champions League group stage after a dominant Roma (3-3) had fought back from two goals down to lead in a pulsating game at Stamford Bridge. Hazard scored in each half, heading in to level from Pedro's cross with 15 minutes to go to keep the Blues top of Group C. The Belgium forward had given Chelsea a two-goal lead in the first half after David Luiz scored a wonderful opener. But the Serie A side fought back, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring before Edin Dzeko netted twice in six minutes.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 6:52 am

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare said giving Riyad Mahrez a "kick up the backside" had paid off as the Algerian's first goal of the season rescued a point against West Bromwich Albion (1-1). Nacer Chadli's sublime free-kick - West Brom's only shot on target - looked set to earn the Baggies a hard-earned win in a game short on quality. But Mahrez, who had wasted a great chance when the game was goalless, marked his return to the side after being dropped against Bournemouth by tucking home 10 minutes from time. "I left him out against Bournemouth, gave him a kick up the backside, and he was excellent in training," said Shakespeare, whose side remain in the relegation zone and without a win in six Premier League games.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 7:31 am

Tottenham Hotspur showed they "can handle" playing at the highest level, striker Harry Kane said after his team took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase with a point at Real Madrid. Spurs made the 12-time European champions fight back for a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. The Premier League side led when Kane's clever run forced Madrid defender Raphael Varane to divert Serge Aurier's right-wing cross into his own net. The Spanish champions equalised before half-time when Aurier's rash challenge on Toni Kroos was punished with a penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo drilling in to extend his tally as the leading scorer in Champions League history. "A point at the Bernabeu, you would take that every day of the week. It shows how far we have come as a team," Kane, 24, said.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 8:05 am

Eniola Aluko could return to the England women's team after interim head coach Mo Marley said she would "100%" consider picking the striker. The Chelsea forward, who has not played for England since April 2016, has been in a dispute with the Football Association over racial discrimination. On Wednesday, the FA apologised for comments made to Aluko by former England women's manager Mark Sampson.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 9:53 am

No Premier League games will take place on Christmas Eve after none of the scheduled 23 December games were moved there for live television coverage. It had been thought that Liverpool's trip to Arsenal was under consideration to be moved from 23 to 24 December. Instead, it will be played on Friday, 22 December, with a 19:45 GMT kick-off. Three other fixtures have been moved from the 15:00 slot on 24 December - Everton v Chelsea, Burnley v Tottenham and Leicester v Manchester United. Chelsea's trip to Goodison Park will be a 12;30 kick-off and the other two games will take place on the Saturday evening, with Burnley kicking off at 17:30 and Leicester at 19:45.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 3:34 pm

Olivier Giroud's stunning late strike gave Arsenal victory at 10-man Crvena Zvezda (0-1) and kept them firmly on course to reach the Europa League knockout stage. Giroud produced the game's one moment of quality with an inventive overhead flick to hook the ball into the net. The goal came five minutes after Milan Rodic was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Francis Coquelin. Richmond Boakye had hit the post for the hosts in the first half. Arsenal are top of Group H with nine points, four ahead of second-placed BATE Borisov. This win was their third in as many Europa League games and followed a disappointing Premier League defeat by Watford at the weekend.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:03 pm

Everton suffered another setback in their attempt to progress in the Europa League as a home defeat by Lyon(1-2) kept the Toffees bottom of Group E. Ronald Koeman's side remain without a victory in the group stage and have not won for four games in all competitions. Ashley Williams looked to have earned them a draw just moments after sparking a scuffle, but Bertrand Traore flicked in a clever winner. Nabil Fekir had put the visitors ahead with an early penalty. There were signs of improvement for the underperforming Toffees in a heated clash on Merseyside, with substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson striking the post from a free-kick that would have given them the lead. But defeat leaves Koeman's team four points behind second-placed Lyon, with a crucial trip to France to come in November.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 5:54 am

Phil Neville is interested in the vacant managerial position at his former club Everton, BBC Sport understands. The Merseyside club sacked Ronald Koeman on Monday after their loss at Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone. Ex-England international Neville, 40, made more than 250 appearances for Everton in eight years at the club. He was previously assistant manager at La Liga side Valencia. Everton confirmed on Tuesday that Under-23 manager David Unsworth will take temporary charge of the club, starting with Wednesday's Carabou Cup tie against Chelsea.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 4:05 pm

Carabao Cup holders Manchester United reached the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory at Swansea City. A much-changed United side controlled the tie and led at half-time as Marcus Rashford's deft back-heel allowed Jesse Lingard to score with a neat low finish. The visitors doubled their lead in fine fashion after an hour, with a sweeping team move teeing up Lingard to head in his second. Swansea, who had made eight changes themselves, offered precious little in attack as they succumbed to a fifth defeat from six home games this season.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:25 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger predicted a bright future for teenager Edward Nketiah after his two goals helped the Gunners edge past Championship side Norwich City (2-1) in extra time to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Substitute Nketiah, 18, scored twice after Norwich had taken the lead when James Maddison's pass released Josh Murphy, who dinked a shot past Gunners debutant goalkeeper Matt Macey.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:46 am

Callum Wilson scored on his first appearance since January as he helped Bournemouth beat Middlesbrough (3-1) to move into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Cherries debutant Jack Simpson put the hosts ahead four minutes into the second half as he hooked in a volley from six yards out after Ryan Fraser's left-wing corner. Middlesbrough, 13th in the Championship, equalised seven minutes later when Marcus Tavernier converted after a fine run and pass from Adama Traore. But Wilson, playing his first game after a serious knee injury, put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Dael Fry had fouled Simpson in the area. The Premier League team sealed the victory when Benik Afobe slid in a third from close range after Wilson's low cross. Bournemouth have now reached the last eight of the competition for a second time in four seasons.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 3:16 am

Roy Hodgson admitted his Crystal Palace team "capitulated" as Championship side Bristol City (4-1) knocked a third Premier League club out of this season's Carabao Cup to reach the quarter-finals.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 5:21 am

Michael Appleton continued his fine start as Leicester's caretaker boss by guiding them past Leeds United (3-1) to reach the Carabao Cup last eight. Pablo Hernandez put Leeds ahead with a stunning 20-yard shot that flew in off the bar, but Leicester levelled through Kelechi Iheanacho's first goal since a £25m move from Manchester City. Islam Slimani knocked in Iheanacho's cross for a deserved Foxes lead. Substitute Riyad Mahrez cut inside to fire in as Appleton earned his second win since replacing Craig Shakespeare.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 6:07 am

Carabao Cup holders Manchester United reached the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory at Swansea City (0-2). A much-changed United side controlled the tie and led at half-time as Marcus Rashford's deft back-heel allowed Jesse Lingard to score with a neat low finish. The visitors doubled their lead in fine fashion after an hour, with a sweeping team move teeing up Lingard to head in his second. Swansea, who had made eight changes themselves, offered precious little in attack as they succumbed to a fifth defeat from six home games this season.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 7:24 am

Claudio Bravo was Manchester City's hero as they beat Wolves on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Bravo, who made three key saves against the Championship leaders in normal time, continued his heroics to deny Alfred N'Diaye and Conor Coady in the shootout after the game finished goalless. City scored all four of their spot-kicks, with Sergio Aguero coolly sealing their victory with a Panenka penalty.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 12:19 pm

Liverpool's youngest goalscorer Ben Woodburn has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club. At 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn surpassed Michael Owen's record when he netted in the EFL Cup quarter-final victory over Leeds last season. The 18-year-old Wales international has played 10 games for the club, scoring once. "This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible," said Woodburn.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 4:57 am

Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth said his team did him proud despite their Carabao Cup last-16 defeat by Chelsea (2-1). Willian scored the decisive second as Chelsea advanced to the quarter-finals but they were pushed to the final whistle by the rejuvenated visitors. Chelsea had contained Everton with ease in the first half and led through Antonio Rudiger's looping header. But the Toffees were sharper after the break as Kevin Mirallas had a shot well saved and Ademola Lookman hit the bar. Willian drilled a superb low finish home in stoppage time before Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a consolation.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 6:13 am

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said his side "reacted in the most brilliant way" after coming from two goals down at half-time to beat London rivals Tottenham and reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 8:57 am

Rangers dismissed manager Pedro Caixinha after a board meeting was called with the club having slipped to fourth in the Premiership. The Ibrox side conceded a late equaliser against Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, three days after losing the Scottish League Cup semi-final to Motherwell. Caixinha was appointed in March, winning 14 of his 26 games in charge. Following the Kilmarnock game, he said he was determined to remain in charge.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 2:01 pm

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Arsenal board will review his position as manager at the end of the season. The Frenchman signed a two-year extension in the summer to extend his 21-year reign at the club. But, speaking on Thursday at the club's annual general meeting, he suggested that talks would take place when this campaign concludes - something he confirmed in a news conference. "I want to see what the board thinks of my performance," Wenger said. "After that we decide where we go from there. My desire has always been to respect my contracts, but that is what I meant."

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 7:22 am

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out of his side's trip to Manchester United on Saturday with a hamstring injury. Kane scored twice as Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 on Sunday, before being substituted in the 88th minute. The 24-year-old is the leading Premier League scorer this season with eight goals. "The doctor and medical staff made the decision to not take the risk," said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. "There is no sense in taking that risk and making the problem bigger."

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 4:31 am

Tottenham can beat Manchester United even without injured leading scorer Harry Kane, says manager Mauricio Pochettino. Striker Kane, 24, will miss Saturday's match at Old Trafford with a hamstring injury he picked up in Sunday's 4-1 home victory over Liverpool. "You are going to miss your best striker," Pochettino said. "But I always believe we can win with one or another team, with one or another player." The Argentine added: "I'm disappointed because he is our main striker and I think he is one of the best strikers in Europe, in the world. "We have played without Harry before. We have Fernando and if you remember last season when Harry was out for many games we played with Son ."

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 11:11 am

Anthony Martial's late winner kept Manchester United in second place in the Premier League as they edged out Spurs (0-1) in a hard-fought encounter at Old Trafford. Martial's introduction for Marcus Rashford after 70 minutes was not well received by some Manchester United supporters - but manager Jose Mourinho's move proved to be a masterstroke as the French striker raced on to Romelu Lukaku's header to beat Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris with only nine minutes left. It was a narrow victory United just about deserved after creating the better chances in the second half, Lukaku producing an outstanding save from Lloris and hitting the woodwork with a header. Spurs missed the goalscoring threat and presence of the injured Harry Kane, creating little other than a chance which Dele Alli steered just wide from Christian Eriksen's cross with the game still goalless. In the end, Mourinho's change and Martial's penalty box finish made the difference as United recovered from last week's surprise loss at Huddersfield Town.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 11:37 am

Arsenal ended a tricky week off the pitch with a fourth successive win on it as Aaron Ramsey scored the decisive goal against Swansea (2-1) in manager Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 12:39 pm

Wilfried Zaha scored six minutes into injury time to snatch Crystal Palace their fourth point of the season and deny West Ham (2-2) a first Premier League away win in six attempts.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 1:35 pm

Liverpool turned on the style at Anfield with three second-half goals as Huddersfield were unable to follow up last week's victory over Manchester United.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 3:00 pm

A Darren Fletcher volley eased the pressure on Mark Hughes as Stoke City held on at Watford (0-1) to win away from home for the first time this season. The only goal came midway through the first half as Xherdan Shaqiri, on his return from injury, picked out the Scot just outside the 18-yard box for a sweet finish. Marco Silva's Watford side, who began the day in a lofty sixth position, enjoyed long periods of possession throughout but did not have a shot until just before the hour. Brazilian Richarlison was unable to place the ball into an open goal after good work from Andre Carrillo had stretched the Potters' defence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 3:57 pm

Leroy Sane inspired league leaders Manchester City to their eighth successive Premier League win with victory at West Brom (2-3), but manager Pep Guardiola warned his side must be more clinical in front of goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/17 at 4:31 pm

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he was delighted with the "fight" his side showed in their 1-0 win at Bournemouth. Eden Hazard's goal early in the second half was enough to earn his side three points and leave them fourth in the Premier League. The Belgian hit a firm shot past Asmir Begovic at the goalkeeper's near post after defender Simon Francis failed to cut out a ball over the top. Conte had reacted angrily to reports suggesting his players were unhappy with his training methods ahead of the visit to the south coast. Chelsea's Premier League defence had begun with defeat at home to Burnley, when Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off, and Conte was without Hazard due to injury until early September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 10:52 am

Glenn Murray scored his third goal in two games as Brighton recovered from going a goal behind to earn a draw against Southampton (1-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 12:49 pm

New Leicester manager Claude Puel said that victory over managerless Everton (2-0) was the "perfect" way to begin his spell in charge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 4:36 am

Burnley marked Sean Dyche's fifth anniversary as manager with a win as Jeff Hendrick's second league goal of the season proved enough to sink Newcastle (1-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 10:40 am

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says a "disgusting" death threat against his family was sent to him on social media. The 28-year-old Croat was heavily criticised for his performance in the Reds' 4-1 Premier League defeat at Tottenham on 22 October. In an Instagram story, he shared a screengrab of a private message in which the sender said they would "murder" the footballer's family. "I cannot ignore when my family is threatened," said Lovren.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:05 am

Manchester United are on the verge of reaching the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in four years after beating Benfica (2-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:34 am

Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez's header consigned Celtic to defeat (1-2) and ended the Scottish champions' hopes of reaching the Champions League's knockout stage. Bayern Munich took the lead in the first half when Kingsley Coman pounced after Dedryck Boyata's hesitation. The home side played valiantly and were rewarded by Callum McGregor's equaliser after the break at Celtic Park. The scoreline was only level for four minutes, with Martinez suffering a cut as he headed the winner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:52 am

Chelsea became the first English team to lose a Champions League game this season as they were well beaten by a clinical Roma (3-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 4:08 am

Harry Kane should be fit for Tottenham Hotspur for tonight's Champions League match against Real Madrid.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 1:36 pm

There are eight matches in the Champions League tonight. The big three with Premier League interest are:

Napoli v Manchester City
Liverpool v Maribor
Tottenham v Real Madrid

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:44 pm

Liverpool moved closer towards the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2008-09 with a hard-fought victory over Maribor (3-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 6:59 pm

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time top-scorer as they beat Napoli (2-4) to reach the Champions League knockout stages in a game that lived up to the hype.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 3:10 am

Tottenham secured qualification for the Champions League knockout phase with an outstanding display to beat holders Real Madrid (3-1) on a memorable night at Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 8:15 am

England have called up Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and on-loan Swansea striker Tammy Abraham for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 9:58 am

England squad announced:

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 1:20 pm

There are eleven matches in the Champions League tonight. The big two with Premier League interest are:

Lyon v Everton
Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 3:33 pm

Ten-man Everton were knocked out of the Europa League with defeat at Lyon (3-0) as David Unsworth's hopes of being made their permanent manager were dealt a further blow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 12:48 am

Arsenal reached the knockout stages of the Europa League despite a goalless draw against Red Star Belgrade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 4:50 pm

League Two leaders Notts County came from two goals down to beat League One opponents Bristol Rovers (4-2) and reach the FA Cup second round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 5:44 pm

Port Vale made light of their League Two position as they reached the FA Cup second round with victory against League One side Oxford United (2-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 4:39 am

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said substitute Peter Crouch "changed the game for us", after the striker salvaged a draw (2-2) for his side against Leicester in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 4:54 am

Huddersfield manager David Wagner says the club's journey to the top 10 of the Premier League has been "something unbelievable" after watching his 10 men mark the second anniversary of his appointment by beating West Bromwich Albion (1-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 5:34 am

Liverpool produced the "perfect" counter-attacking performance to thrash West Ham at London Stadium on Saturday, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said. Mohamed Salah scored twice, while Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also netted in a 4-1 win. The Reds, who are sixth in the Premier League, have now scored 10 goals in their last three games in all competitions. "Our counter-attacking was pretty perfect," Klopp said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 5:42 am

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Steve Cook's injury-time winner against Newcastle (0-1) could be a "key turning point in our season" after the Cherries moved out of the Premier League relegation zone. Cook's first goal since 4 December 2016, a header from Andrew Surman's corner, lifted the visitors three places up the table to 16th. A match low on quality was heading for a goalless conclusion after both teams wasted good chances to score before Cook struck to earn the Cherries a second successive away win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 6:04 am

Burnley manager Sean Dyche hailed his "fantastic" side after their narrow win at Southampton moved them level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal (0-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 6:46 am

Brighton extended their unbeaten run to four matches with victory at Swansea City (0-1), who slipped into the relegation zone with a fifth defeat from six home Premier League games this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 7:25 am

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga performed "fantastically well" on his debut as Spurs laboured to victory against the Premier League's bottom club Crystal Palace (1-0). The north London side looked weary after their Champions League victory over Real Madrid in midweek, but Son Heung-min's superb curled shot from the edge of the area on the hour mark secured three points. Roy Hodgson's side remain at the foot of the table but they were disciplined and sufficiently industrious going forward to create several chances at Wembley. Deputising for the injured Hugo Lloris and ill Michel Vorm, Gazzaniga thwarted Palace with a sequence of fine saves - and on the occasion he was beaten, Wilfried Zaha screwed his shot wide of an open goal after rounding the 25-year-old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 8:29 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his side's "amazing" run of form after they outclassed Arsenal (3-1) to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 9:37 am

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United (1-0) to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 10:25 am

Everton held on to earn their first win under caretaker boss David Unsworth as Watford (3-2) threw away a two-goal lead and Tom Cleverley missed an injury-time penalty for the visitors.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 10:54 am

Slaven Bilic has been sacked as West Ham manager with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes set to replace him on an interim basis. Bilic, 49, departed with the club in the Premier League relegation zone. His last game in charge was Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Liverpool at London Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/17 at 2:37 am

West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager. Negotiations for the 54-year-old former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss to take over from the sacked Slaven Bilic progressed smoothly on Monday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/17 at 6:13 am

Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson have withdrawn from the England squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil. The trio join injured Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Harry Winks in pulling out of Gareth Southgate's squad. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has joined up with the national team having been assessed by his club's medical team. England host Germany at Wembley on Friday and then play Brazil at the same venue on 14 November

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 5:12 am

England and Germany players will wear black armbands bearing poppies for Friday's friendly at Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:50 pm

Northern Ireland face an uphill struggle to reach a first World Cup since 1986 after losing to Switzerland (0-1) in controversial circumstances in the first leg of their play-off at Windsor Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 9:21 am

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will make his England debut from the start in Friday's friendly against Germany at Wembley. The 21-year-old midfielder is on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea. Boss Gareth Southgate said: "He's a quiet lad, so I'm hoping he gets a lift in confidence from how we see him, the level we think he's capable of." Southgate also confirmed that Tottenham defender Eric Dier will captain England for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 5:26 pm

England debutants Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek excelled as England's most inexperienced side since 1980 played out an entertaining goalless draw with world champions Germany at Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 11:06 am

Cody McDonald's first league goal for AFC Wimbledon earned a draw for the League One strugglers against Peterborough (2-2)in an exciting encounter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 10:02 am

Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller is having chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The Irishman, 36, is reportedly on his way back to Ireland from the United States. Miller, who won 21 caps for Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, started his career at Celtic before moving to Old Trafford. He also played for Leeds United, Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian before heading to Australia. Miller played for three clubs down under - Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City - before returning to his native Cork City. He also played for semi-professional American team Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina last year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 6:03 am

Leicester City Football Club's owners have said they "categorically deny" a report that they owe £323m to the Thai government. On Monday a court in Bangkok was reported by Reuters news agency to have accepted a lawsuit against King Power International. However, the club and King Power say the allegations "have yet to be accepted". They said they would "fight rigorously" any attempts to "discredit them". The lawsuit accuses King Power of failing to pay the Thai government 14 billion baht (£323m) from the operation of a duty-free franchise it was awarded in 2006. The case is also being brought against executives of state-owned Airports of Thailand, Reuters said. A criminal court in Bangkok will now hear from witnesses next February, the news agency added.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 4:22 pm

An inexperienced England held Brazil to a goalless draw in a game of few clear-cut chances at Wembley. Brazil substitute Fernandinho went closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the post with a long-range shot with 15 minutes remaining. Gareth Southgate's side, which showed five changes to the one that drew 0-0 with Germany on Friday, spent much of the first half keeping Brazil at bay, but goalkeeper Joe Hart had little to do. Hart had to save from Paulinho with five minutes to go before debutant Dominic Solanke was denied by Allison in Brazil's goal, but England held on to remain unbeaten in their last six games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 9:53 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side "competed amazingly" as they fought back from 1-0 down to win at Huddersfield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/17 at 3:53 am

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says his side can take belief from their first point away from home after a goalless draw with Brighton. Before this stalemate the Eagles had lost all six of their previous matches away from Selhurst Park without scoring and conceded 13 goals. "We will take a lot of confidence," Hodgson said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/17 at 6:24 am

Tottenham were left ruing a host of missed chances as Leicester held out to move into the top half of the table with victory at the King Power. A deft lob from Jamie Vardy and a curling shot from Riyad Mahrez gave the Foxes a healthy half-time lead. Christian Eriksen contrived to volley wide from six yards out before Harry Kane rifled in with 12 minutes to go. Fernando Llorente then stabbed over the top from close range as the visitors hunted an equaliser in vain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/17 at 7:25 am

West Brom conceded a two-goal lead to miss out on the chance of a first league win since August as Newcastle ended a run of four straight defeats.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 2:55 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praised "fighter" Mesut Ozil after the German inspired the Gunners to a dominant win against Huddersfield (5-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 4:54 am

Burnley's impressive Premier League season continued as they climbed to sixth in the table with victory over Bournemouth (1-2) at the Vitality Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 5:38 am

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick after being sent off for protesting to the officials during his side's narrow win over struggling Swansea City (1-0) at Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 7:51 am

Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from his own half to complete a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham (4-0) in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 8:42 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling's new self-belief is behind his brilliant form after seeing him sink Southampton (2-1) with a 96th-minute winner. Sterling's 13th goal of the season gave City a club-record 12th successive Premier League victory which restores their eight-point lead at the top of the table.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 11:48 am

Mohamed Salah came off the bench to score twice and secure an ultimately comfortable away victory for Liverpool at Stoke (0-3) that moves Jurgen Klopp's side up to fifth in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 12:58 pm

Scott Sinclair's controversial penalty with two minutes left extended Celtic's unbeaten domestic run to 66 games as Motherwell were denied a historic win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 1:41 pm

Rangers climbed into third place in the Premiership with a win over 10-man Aberdeen (3-0) that closed the gap on the Pittodrie side to three points.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 1:52 pm

Sam Allardyce has signed an 18-month deal to become Everton's new manager. The 63-year-old ex-England boss is the permanent successor to Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October with the club 18th in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 11:30 am

Eden Hazard scored twice in a brilliant display as Chelsea beat Newcastle (3-1) to draw level on points with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 11:43 am

Latest: Arsenal v Manchester United

Arsenal are already two goals down after 11 minutes of play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 11:48 am

Liverpool continued their phenomenal goalscoring away from home by hitting five at Brighton to move into the top four of the Premier League for the first time since August.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 11:58 am

Sam Allardyce made a winning start at Everton as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored second-half goals to defeat Huddersfield (2-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 12:05 pm

An early goal from Demarai Gray was enough to give Leicester victory against Burnley at the King Power Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/17 at 4:33 pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side will learn from "suffering things against us" after Spurs drew against Watford (1-1), despite playing most of the second half with only 10 men. Spurs had defender Davinson Sanchez dismissed for elbowing Richarlison in the 52nd minute, but battled to secure an away point and move up to sixth in the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/17 at 8:28 am

Bournemouth defender Adam Smith said referee Jon Moss admitted he wrongly booked him for diving instead of awarding a penalty during Sunday's 1-1 draw against Southampton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/17 at 12:25 am

Manager Roy Hodgson said Crystal Palace's problems are far from over despite two late goals in a dramatic win over Watford (2-1) moving them out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/17 at 5:33 am

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said "football is about dreams" after his side moved into fourth place in the Premier League with victory over Stoke at Turf Moor (1-00.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/17 at 10:40 am

Manager Antonio Conte defended his remarks that Chelsea are out of the title race after his side bounced back from defeat against struggling West Ham to comfortably win away to Huddersfield Town.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/17 at 10:29 am

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said Christian Benteke delivered on a pledge to make amends for his penalty miss last weekend as the Eagles climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a rare away win over Claude Puel's resurgent Leicester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 5:02 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said it is "difficult to play" against ultra-defensive teams after his side moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win at Newcastle (1-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 5:08 am

Cardiff City failed to move back into the Championship top two as they were beaten for the third successive game at home by Preston North End.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 8:04 am

Scott Sinclair and Alfredo Morelos missed clear chances in each half as the final Old Firm game of 2017 ended in a stalemate. Celtic created the better opportunities in a first half that ended with Sinclair hitting wide from close range. Rangers were on top after the break, and Morelos's point-blank header bounced off Craig Gordon's knee. The goalless draw keeps Premiership leaders Celtic 11 points clear of their Old Firm rivals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 1:12 pm

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said his team showed "true character" to move out of the Premier League's bottom three and end Sam Allardyce's unbeaten start at Everton (2-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 1:45 pm

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said his side's comprehensive victory over Stoke rounded off a great 2017 (5-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 2:04 pm

Huddersfield and Burnley ended 2017 with a point apiece at the John Smith's stadium - however the high-flying Clarets were aggrieved to be denied a clear penalty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 3:11 pm

Manager Jurgen Klopp called Liverpool's reaction to going a goal down against Leicester the "best I've ever seen" after Mohamed Salah's double helped them come from behind to win at Anfield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/18 at 12:54 am

Hector Bellerin's stunning injury-time strike earned Arsenal a point against Chelsea (2-2) in one of the most entertaining matches of the Premier League season so far.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/18 at 3:56 pm

Son Heung-min and Pedro Obiang scored two stunning long-range strikes as Tottenham drew with West Ham (1-1). Obiang's 35-yard drive into the top corner was the first shot for David Moyes' Hammers at Wembley, with Spurs having had 20 by that stage. The hosts dominated the game - both sides' second Premier League match in 48 hours - but were denied by a series of last-ditch blocks and saves. But Son broke West Ham's resistance with a 30-yard strike beyond Adrian.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 5:05 pm

Virgil van Dijk made a dream start for Liverpool following his £75m move from Southampton as his late header settled a highly competitive FA Cup third round Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield (2-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 3:39 am

Manchester United left it late to beat Derby County in an entertaining FA Cup third-round game at Old Trafford (2-0). A replay looked on the cards until Romelu Lukaku laid the ball off to Jesse Lingard, who took a touch and sent a 20-yard shot on the bounce into the top corner. And half-time substitute Lukaku sealed the win after playing a one-two with Anthony Martial to cap off a counter attack.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 9:00 am

League One Fleetwood held Leicester City to a goalless draw at Highbury in the FA Cup third round to earn a replay at the King Power Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 9:54 am

Goals from Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite gave Middlesbrough a routine victory over Sunderland in their FA Cup third-round tie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 11:07 am

League One Peterborough scored three late goals to knock Championship side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup. Villa's Keinan Davis opened the scoring from close range after Boro failed to clear Ritchie De Laet's cross. Posh equalised as Jack Marriott headed in before Ryan Tafazolli nodded in Marcus Maddison's corner on 83 minutes to make it 2-1. Villa pushed forward, but Maddison set up Marriott to score on the break to seal a deserved win in injury-time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 12:26 pm

Birmingham City edged a scrappy FA Cup third-round tie against fellow Championship strugglers Burton (1-0) thanks to Sam Gallagher's second-half strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 12:58 pm

Championship side Hull City moved into round four of the FA Cup with an uneventful victory over League One Blackburn Rovers (0-1) at Ewood Park. Full-back Ola Aina, on loan from Chelsea, scored the only goal of the game, heading in Jon Toral's corner just before the hour mark. Blackburn almost took the lead in the first half as Paul Caddis' 20-yard volley hit the top of the crossbar. Forward Danny Graham had the chance to equalise but fired inches over. Hull, who are 21st in the second tier, have now progressed from the third round in six of the past seven seasons. For Tony Mowbray's Blackburn, third in League One, it was a first defeat in 18 games in all competitions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 1:38 pm

Huddersfield scored two goals in two second-half minutes to beat Championship side Bolton (1-2) and progress to the FA Cup fourth round. After a dull first half, substitute Rajiv van la Parra gave the Premier League side the lead when he bundled in from close range following a corner. And straight from kick-off, Danny Williams' deflected 30-yard strike caught out the Bolton goalkeeper. Derik Osede gave Bolton hope, heading in a corner, but Huddersfield held on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 2:59 pm

Steve Cook headed in an injury-time equaliser to save Bournemouth from a shock FA Cup third-round exit against League One leaders Wigan Athletic (2-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 3:20 pm

Veteran striker Jon Stead's stunning second-half strike earned League Two side Notts County a shock FA Cup third-round win at Championship Brentford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 3:37 pm

Championship side Cardiff City were held to a goalless draw by League Two Mansfield in the FA Cup third round. With a crowd of only 6,378 at the 33,000-capacity Cardiff City Stadium, the hosts had the better chances in a scrappy first half. Mansfield had a golden chance to score after the break when Lee Angol's close-range shot was saved by Brian Murphy. The Stags, who last reached the fourth round in 2008, will host Cardiff in a replay in the week starting 15 January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 3:58 pm

League Two side Carlisle earned an FA Cup third-round replay at Championship club Sheffield Wednesday after a goalless draw at Brunton Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 4:40 pm

Coventry City claimed a shock FA Cup third-round victory over Premier League Stoke City (2-1) as manager Mark Robins called for Sky Blues fans to return to the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 3:52 am

Calvin Andrew's goal was enough for Rochdale to beat League One rivals Doncaster in the FA Cup third round. Andrew glanced in Joseph Bunney's wicked free-kick after 18 minutes to give the away side a lead to hold onto. Doncaster improved after a lacklustre first-half and it took a brilliant save from Josh Lillis to keep out Alfie Beestin's shot from point-blank range. John Marquis hit the post, Andy Butler headed wide and Tommy Rowe missed a good chance to earn Doncaster a replay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 4:25 am

Alan Pardew finally got his first win as West Brom boss as his side eased past League Two Exeter City (0-2) in the FA Cup third round. Saloman Rondon fired the Baggies ahead after less than 75 seconds before Jay Rodriguez doubled the lead, pouncing on a defensive error. Hal Robson-Kanu had a third disallowed and missed a penalty. And Ahmed Hegazi also had a goal chalked off in the second half as the Baggies moved into round four.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 6:01 am

James Ward-Prowse's first-half goal was enough to see Southampton progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup at Fulham. The Saints midfielder latched on to a rebound off Fulham's Kevin McDonald to shoot past David Button. Jack Stephens headed against the bar for the Premier League side, but Fulham responded strongly with Lucas Piazon and Denis Odoi going close. The result ends a run of nine without a win for Mauricio Pellegrino's side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 8:31 am

Nathan Thomas' spectacular long-range effort gave Sheffield United an away FA Cup third-round victory against fellow Championship side Ipswich Town.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 10:27 am

Sergio Aguero scored twice in two second-half minutes to help Premier League leaders Manchester City fight back to beat Burnley (4-1) and reach the FA Cup fourth round. A John Stones mistake let in Ashley Barnes to give Burnley a surprise lead. However, Aguero levelled from a quickly-taken free-kick and made it 2-1 from Ilkay Gundogan's back-heel. Leroy Sane ran on to David Silva's pass to add the third before Bernardo Silva slotted the fourth into an empty net. City's win stretched their domestic unbeaten run to 26 games this season and keeps alive their chances of winning four trophies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 11:40 am

Aiden O'Brien struck twice as Millwall reached the FA Cup fourth round by coming from behind to beat 10-man Barnsley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 1:01 pm

Newcastle struck three goals in a nine-minute spell as they saw off a spirited display from League Two leaders Luton in the FA Cup third round. Ayoze Perez pounced on Marek Stech's error for the opener and added a second after Stech had produced a smart save. Jonjo Shelvey extended the lead, side-footing in his first goal since April, but Danny Hylton steered in after half-time, prompting more Luton pressure. Hylton had a second goal ruled out and Elliot Lee also rattled the woodwork.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 1:38 pm

League One side MK Dons produced a battling performance to knock QPR out of the FA Cup in the third round. Robbie Muirhead struck the post from the edge of the box for the away side before Ilias Chair curled wide. Jack Robinson and Matt Smith spurned close-range chances for QPR before Ousseynou Cisse seized on a Josh Scowen error to curl into the top corner. Lee Nicholls saved from Smith, while Luke Freeman had a shot cleared off the line, but the Dons held on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 2:03 pm

League Two club Stevenage increased the pressure on Reading boss Jaap Stam as they held the Championship side to a draw in the FA Cup third round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 2:11 pm

Watford comfortably beat a much-changed Bristol City (3-0) in the FA Cup third round as striker Troy Deeney returned with a goal after a four-match suspension.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 2:21 pm

Premier League strugglers Swansea and Championship leaders Wolves played out a goalless draw in the FA Cup third round as both sides ended with 10 men.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 2:29 pm

Championship side Preston North End eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a thumping victory at League Two Wycombe Wanderers by five goals to nil.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 3:08 pm

Southampton loanee Marcus Barnes' debut goal helped League Two Yeovil Town, the lowest-ranked side left in the FA Cup, knock Bradford City out in round three.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 3:49 pm

Championship side Norwich held a much-changed Chelsea to a goalless draw to earn an FA Cup third-round replay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 4:02 pm

League Two Newport County dumped Championship side Leeds United (2-1) out of the FA Cup thanks to Shawn McCoulsky's late header at a rocking Rodney Parade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 4:30 pm

Goalkeeper Joe Hart described West Ham's performance as "terrible" as League One Shrewsbury Town held them to a goalless draw to force an FA Cup third-round replay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 5:13 pm

Manager Mauricio Pochettino said Harry Kane could stay at Tottenham for his entire career after the England striker scored twice in the FA Cup third-round win over AFC Wimbledon (3-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 11:18 pm

Arsene Wenger was condemned to his first FA Cup third-round exit as managerless Championship side Nottingham Forest stunned holders Arsenal (4-2) at the City Ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/18 at 11:42 pm

Glenn Murray scored against his former club as Brighton beat Premier League rivals Crystal Palace to progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/18 at 12:00 am

Sergio Aguero scored an injury-time winner as Manchester City came from behind to beat Bristol City (2-1) in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. The Championship side were excellent, especially in the first half, and led from Bobby Reid's penalty, awarded after John Stones chopped down the Robins player. But Kevin de Bruyne equalised for the unbeaten Premier League leaders after a one-two with Raheem Sterling.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 7:17 am

Ryan Giggs has been appointed Wales manager on a four-year contract. The 44-year-old former Manchester United winger succeeds Chris Coleman, who left for Sunderland in November. Coleman's assistant Osian Roberts, former Wales striker Craig Bellamy and Mark Bowen were also interviewed. Giggs had long been a target for the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and was the favourite for the role once Coleman departed after Wales failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 10:03 am

Manager Arsene Wenger said he would review Arsenal's defeat at Bournemouth in a "harsh way" as goals by Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe dented the Gunners' pursuit of a top-four place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 10:46 am

Manchester City lost a Premier League game for the first time this season as Liverpool edged a thrilling encounter with the league leaders at Anfield. The Reds scored three times in a rousing eight-minute spell in the second half to go 4-1 up, then clung on after City scored twice in the last six minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 5:25 pm

A Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United cruised to victory (3-0) as incoming Stoke boss Paul Lambert watched his new side's struggles continue at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 1:22 pm

Five Replay fixtures for the 3rd round of the FA Cup tonight.

Leicester v Fleetwood
Mansfield v Cardiff
Sheffield Wednesday v Carlisle
West Ham v Shrewsbury
Reading v Stevenage

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 3:52 pm

Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood (2-0) in an FA Cup third-round replay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 4:14 pm

Cardiff City can look forward to entertaining Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round after overcoming a stubborn Mansfield Town.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 1:58 pm

There are three FA Cup replays in total night

Chelsea v Norwich
Swansea v Wolves
Wigan v Bournemouth

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 2:19 pm

Sheffield Wednesday scored a goal in each half as they beat Carlisle United (2-0) in their FA Cup third-round replay to seal a tie against Reading. Carlisle had an early chance but Frederik Nielsen's fine challenge blocked Richie Bennett's shot. The hosts broke the deadlock when Marco Matias fired into the net from close range past visiting keeper Jack Bonham. Atdhe Nuhiu doubled the Owls' advantage when he latched on to Matias' through ball and coolly side-footed home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 2:34 pm

Reece Burke scored his first goal for West Ham in the second half of extra time as the Premier League side edged out League One Shrewsbury (1-0) in their FA Cup third-round replay. Burke, 21, broke the deadlock in the 112th minute with a superb half-volley which went in via the underside of the crossbar. West Ham twice had efforts cleared off the line in the first half of extra time, having been pushed all the way by the League One promotion chasers. The visitors had the best chance of the opening 90 minutes when Stefan Payne was denied by a superb save by former Shrewsbury goalkeeper Joe Hart. West Ham will face either Wigan or Bournemouth in the fourth round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 2:50 pm

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scored a hat-trick as Reading beat League Two Stevenage (3-0) to book an all-Championship FA Cup fourth round tie with Sheffield Wednesday. Stevenage had forced a replay after holding Jaap Stam's side to a goalless draw on 6 January but fell behind when Iceland international Bodvarsson volleyed home at the far post. He doubled the lead with a header before tapping home for his third. Reading changed their kit at half-time due to a colour clash with Stevenage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 4:16 pm

Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony scored in either half as Premier League strugglers Swansea beat Championship leaders Wolves (2-1) in their FA Cup third-round replay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 5:03 pm

League One leaders Wigan produced an FA Cup third-round shock as they claimed a deserved victory over Premier League Bournemouth (3-0) at the DW Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/18 at 5:10 pm

Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup third-round replay as English football had its first video refereeing controversy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 12:30 am

Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of the England women's team on a deal until 2021. Neville, 41, has coached at former club Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s but has only managed one game - at Salford City, a team he co-owns. The ex-England full-back takes over from Mo Marley, who had been in interim charge since Mark Sampson's sacking. "This squad's on the verge of something special and I believe I can lead them to the next level," said Neville.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/18 at 8:49 am

Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola as the Premier League leaders beat battling Bristol City in the Carabao Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/18 at 3:59 am

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side were playing with "more clarity" following the transfer of Alexis Sanchez as the Gunners came from behind to beat Chelsea and set up a Carabao Cup final with Manchester City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/18 at 11:47 am

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension until 2020, with the option of a further year. The 54-year-old's previous deal at Old Trafford was due to expire in 2019. Mourinho said he was "delighted" that United "feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future". He added: "I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to Woodward."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 5:39 am

Watford scored three late goals to make manager Javi Gracia's first home game an "unforgettable night" and increase the pressure on his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 7:38 am

Leeds United have appointed Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach following Sunday's departure of Thomas Christiansen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 4:16 pm

Huddersfield fought back from behind to beat Birmingham in extra-time and book a home tie against Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 5:01 pm

League One strugglers Rochdale sealed a possible FA Cup fifth round tie against Tottenham after edging their scrappy fourth-round replay with Millwall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 5:09 pm

Swansea City ruthlessly demolished League Two Notts County 8-1 to seal their passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup in emphatic fashion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 9:28 am

West Ham have signed former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra until the end of the season. The Frenchman, 36, has been without a club since he left Marseille by mutual consent in November after kicking one of the club's fans before a Europa League match. Evra was banned from Uefa competition for the rest of the season but is able to play domestically for West Ham. He played for Hammers boss David Moyes when he managed Manchester United. Evra then left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2014, and had three seasons in Italy before moving to Marseille in January 2017.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 12:58 pm

Tottenham v Newport County FA Cup

Unsurprisingly Spurs have rested the big names for a tie they will be expecting to win. But there is still plenty of strength in the home side, notably in the shape of Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld who returns for his first appearance since the Champions League win against Real Madrid on 1 November.

England left-back Danny Rose starts for the first time since Boxing Day, while Son Heung-min, Victor Wanyama and Fernando Llorente also play. Insurance on the bench? That comes in the form of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

For Newport, Ben White has passed a late fitness test to make the starting line up. That means the same XI which earned the replay have been given the right to complete the job at Wembley (maybe).

Spurs XI: Vorm, Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Rose, Wanyama, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Son, Llorente.

Newport XI: Day, Pipe, White, Demetriou, Butler, Willmott, Tozer, Labadie, Bennett, Nouble, Amond.

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Written By: meesa on 02/07/18 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for sharing, I haven't been able to catch up on the latest news-have had too much going on. I haven't even watched the last LFC match yet! I need to make time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 1:12 pm


Thanks for sharing, I haven't been able to catch up on the latest news-have had too much going on. I haven't even watched the last LFC match yet! I need to make time.
I tried to watch Tottenham Hotspur on Match of the Day on most weekends

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/18 at 2:35 am

Tottenham Hotspur cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over League Two side Newport County at Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/18 at 6:31 am

Walter Smith has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Scotland manager. Smith, 69, previously held the role and was being considered for a return by the Scottish FA. It is believed the former Rangers and Everton boss was not offered the position but ruled himself out after talks with the governing body. Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill last month turned down the chance to manage Scotland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/18 at 12:39 pm

Michael O'Neill's four-year contract extension as Northern Ireland manager has been formally announced at a media conference in Belfast. The 48-year-old recently turned down the chance to succeed Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss. Instead O'Neill opted to accept the longest and most lucrative contract in the Irish FA's history. The former international midfielder had been contracted until 2020 and the new deal will run until 2024. It means he should guide Northern Ireland through the next two European Championship campaigns and the qualifying series for the 2022 World Cup which is to be held in Qatar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 2:43 am

Harry Kane is "the present and the future" of Tottenham according to manager Mauricio Pochettino, following the striker's match-winning display in Spurs' 1-0 win over Arsenal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 3:54 am

Manager Sam Allardyce believes Everton are "getting it right" at Goodison Park after a quick-fire start to the second half helped them beat Crystal Palace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 4:20 am

Stoke manager Paul Lambert said he would not blame individuals after his side had a late penalty saved in a draw with Brighton at the Bet365 Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 5:22 am

Swansea City edged further away from the Premier League relegation zone as Ki Sung-yueng's late strike gave them a significant win over Burnley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 6:04 am

Manager David Moyes says he is targeting a top-10 finish after his West Ham side put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone with victory over Watford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 6:32 am

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said striker Sergio Aguero "deserves all the credit" for his side's 5-1 win over Leicester after scoring four second-half goals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 7:08 am

Celtic progressed to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals as James Forrest struck a hat-trick against Partick Thistle. Forrest scored twice in the opening 10 minutes as Celtic raced into an early advantage. Kris Doolan, in his 350th Partick Thistle appearance, replied following a defensive mistake by Jozo Simunovic. Forrest completed his first treble after the break, and Conor Sammon struck a consolation in the closing minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 8:23 am

Two quick-fire second-half goals helped Falkirk survive a tough tie against Cove Rangers and earn a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals. In a lightning start it was 1-1 after three minutes; Alex Jakubiak's lead for Falkirk cancelled out instantly by Mitch Megginson. Falkirk started the second half even quicker, Craig Sibbald and Jakubiak both hitting the net. Cove Rangers dominated spells of the game, but were simply not as clinical.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 8:59 am

Motherwell progressed to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals by knocking out Premiership rivals Dundee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 9:11 am

Kyle Lafferty scored twice in a decisive display as Hearts reached the Scottish Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable win over St Johnstone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 1:22 pm

Huddersfield produced "one of the performances of the season" as they brought their five-match losing streak in the Premier League to an end with an emphatic home victory over Bournemouth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 3:30 pm

Newcastle won a Premier League home game for the first time since October with a surprise victory over second-placed Manchester United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 3:34 pm

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino claimed the "biggest defeat" his side suffered in their loss to Liverpool was "the character we showed in the second half".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 3:52 pm

Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass both scored twice as Rangers came from a goal down to thump Ayr United and move into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals. Ayr took a surprise early lead when Wes Foderingham made a hash of a clearance and Alan Forrest forced the ball in. Morelos made up for a terrible miss in front of goal with a superb finish. Quick-fire second-half strikes from Jason Cummings, Windass and Morelos put Rangers in control before further goals from Windass and Jamie Murphy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 5:15 pm

Gary Mackay-Steven inspired Aberdeen to a Scottish Cup win over his former club, Dundee United, as they took their place in the quarter-final draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 5:18 pm

Aston Villa eased to their seventh straight league win as they climbed to second in the Championship with a deserved derby triumph over Birmingham City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 5:18 pm

Chelsea eased the pressure on manager Antonio Conte with a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 6:36 am

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has been forced to retire at the age of 26 as a result of the fractured skull he suffered against Chelsea in 2017. Mason, who won one cap for England in 2015, had to have surgery after a clash of heads with defender Gary Cahill. His decision to retire follows "the guidance of numerous world-renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons". He said he had "worked tirelessly" to play again but "the risks involved had given him no option but to retire". Mason started his career with Tottenham and joined Hull for a club record fee, believed to be about £13m, in August 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 1:36 pm

Sky and BT Sport have agreed to pay £4.464bn to broadcast Premier League football games for three seasons from 2019-20. Five of seven live packages have been awarded, with bidding for the remaining two ongoing. Interest from "multiple bidders" remains, the Premier League said. There has been speculation that online giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Netflix could have entered the bidding process.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 5:03 pm

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised "extraordinary" Ilkay Gundogan as his side took a giant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win at Basel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 6:24 pm

Tottenham produced a brilliant comeback to draw at Juventus after a disastrous start to their Champions League last-16 first leg in Turin. Mauricio Pochettino's side were 2-0 down inside 10 minutes after Gonzalo Higuain followed up a sumptuous volley with a penalty, awarded for Ben Davies' foul on Federico Bernardeschi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/18 at 5:31 pm

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick as Liverpool marked their first Champions League knockout game for nine years with an emphatic victory at Porto in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/18 at 5:41 pm

A Cristiano Ronaldo brace helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of once again retaining the Champions League during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 12:44 am

Tonight's FA Cup Fifth Round matches

Leicester City v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Hull City

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 2:30 am

Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal side for the way they overcame unfamiliar surroundings as they easily beat Swedish side Ostersunds FK to more or less guarantee their place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 7:33 am

Callum McGregor's second-half strike delivered a deserved victory for Celtic in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with Zenit St Petersburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 11:14 am

Leicester can "move on" from the Riyad Mahrez transfer saga after the Algerian helped them reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, says manager Claude Puel. Mahrez, who was back in the side after missing 10 days of training when a proposed move to Manchester City did not materialise, set up Jamie Vardy's goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 11:49 am

Olivier Giroud and Willian helped Chelsea thrash Hull City to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals - and boss Antonio Conte says they have given him "good doubts" about his team to face Barcelona on Tuesday. Willian was fantastic throughout against the Championship strugglers and scored the opener with a curling effort from outside the box. Pedro scored the second when he slipped the ball under David Marshall after latching onto Cesc Fabregas' excellent halfway line pass. Willian then scored his second from 25 yards after playing a one-two with Giroud.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 1:17 pm

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal says both managers should have been given the option of a penalty shootout rather than a replay after the FA Cup fifth-round draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 3:09 pm

West Bromwich Albion's troubled week continued as Southampton scored in each half to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2005.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 4:26 pm

Record signing Jurgen Locadia scored on his Brighton debut as they beat League Two Coventry to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 4:45 pm

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Manchester United beat fellow Premier League side Huddersfield to progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/18 at 5:48 pm

Steve Davies' dramatic injury-time equaliser earned League One Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Tottenham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/18 at 12:51 pm

Four West Brom players who were accused of stealing a taxi in Barcelona look set to avoid legal action because of a lack of evidence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/18 at 6:27 am

Wigan Athletic ended Manchester City's hopes of a clean sweep of trophies with a stunning upset in their FA Cup fifth-round tie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/18 at 11:59 am

West Ham have been charged by the Football Association in relation to anti-doping regulations. "It is alleged the club failed to ensure 'club whereabouts' information was accurate on three occasions within 12 months," the FA said. The Premier League club have until 27 February to respond to the charge. A West Ham spokesman said: "We would like to make it clear that the breach is a club administrative matter and does not concern any of our players."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 3:40 am

Lionel Messi's first goal in nine Champions League games against Chelsea gave Barcelona a potentially vital away goal as they rode their luck to earn a draw in this last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 4:39 pm

David de Gea's stunning first-half save helped Manchester United claim a creditable draw at Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 1:11 am

Tottenham defenders Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle) are set to miss Wednesday's FA Cup fifth-round replay with Rochdale. Mauricio Pochettino says he will rotate players again, despite Rochdale scoring a late equaliser to force the replay on 18 February. Rochdale striker Calvin Andrew is still ruled out with the Achilles injury that kept him out of the 2-2 draw. Scott Wiseman, Alex Dobre, Billy Knott and Sam Hart are all cup-tied. The winners are away to Swansea, who beat Sheffield Wednesday in Tuesday's replay, in the quarter-final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 8:51 am

Swansea City reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1964 after overcoming Sheffield Wednesday (2-0) at the Liberty Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 2:41 pm

Kyle Lafferty saw his stoppage-time penalty saved as Hearts had to settle for a point at home to Kilmarnock. Eamonn Brophy steered a long ball past Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin to give Kilmarnock an early lead. Steven Naismith headed in an equaliser from David Milinkovic's deep cross, his first goal for Hearts. Lafferty had a goal-bound effort cleared off the line and then after winning a penalty, his soft effort was easily saved by Jamie MacDonald.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 3:42 pm

Rangers swept aside St Johnstone to narrow the gap on Premiership leaders Celtic to six points. The visitors were three goals ahead by half-time, with James Tavernier opening the scoring from the spot after Alan Mannus fouled Alfredo Morelos. Josh Windass and Sean Goss struck again before the interval, with Morelos notching the fourth after the break. St Johnstone managed a consolation effort when Jason Kerr headed in Liam Craig's corner kick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 4:06 pm

Tottenham reached the FA Cup quarter-finals by convincingly winning their replay against Rochdale (6-1) in a game dominated by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/18 at 10:02 am

Snow and freezing weather is beginning to cause disruption to sporting fixtures scheduled for the coming days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/18 at 12:36 pm

In the Premier League tonight, Manchester City meet Arsenal only four days after they played them at Wembley in the League Cup final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 9:53 am

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after an awful performance ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Sevilla.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 12:23 pm

Freddie Woodman made three penalty saves as Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock in a shootout to set up a Scottish Cup semi-final against Motherwell. Stephen O'Donnell struck to put Killie ahead in extra time. But Kenny McLean quickly levelled from the penalty spot after Stevie May had been fouled. Though Niall McGinn was unsuccessful for the Dons in the shootout, ex-Killie keeper Woodman denied Eamonn Brophy, Greg Taylor and Greg Kiltie.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 1:21 pm

Captain Vincent Kompany says Manchester City have "a once in a lifetime opportunity" to win the title against rivals Manchester United after they restored their 16-point lead at the top of the table with victory at Stoke (0-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 4:31 pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side's "perfect response" to their Champions League upset after they came from behind at Bournemouth to go third in the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/18 at 4:45 pm

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage with an error-ridden display against Barcelona (3-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 12:44 am

England were denied a second successive friendly victory by a late Italy penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side were good value for a lead given to them by Jamie Vardy's powerful 26th-minute finish, fired past keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after Jesse Lingard's quickly taken free-kick caught the visitors out. England were fortunate to escape some defensive lapses, especially when Ciro Immobile headed over in the first half - but looked to be closing out a confidence-boosting win until a late intervention from VAR. Referee Deniz Aytekin consulted VAR after Burnley defender James Tarkowski tangled with Federico Chiesa, and decided the England debutant had stepped on the Italian's foot, allowing Lorenzo Insigne to beat Jack Butland with just three minutes left. England's players complained long and hard about the award of the spot-kick - but VAR looked to have got this one right, much to Southgate's frustration.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 6:04 am

West Bromwich Albion have parted company with manager Alan Pardew after eight successive league defeats. The 56-year-old was appointed on 29 November after the Baggies sacked Tony Pulis following a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory. A 2-1 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday left Albion 10 points from safety with six games left. Coach Darren Moore will take charge of first-team affairs "until further notice", the club said.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 7:38 am

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino praised "fighter" Dele Alli for coming through a "tough period" to score two goals as Spurs won at Chelsea (1-3) for the first time in 28 years. After Alvaro Morata headed in Victor Moses' cross to give the hosts the lead, Christian Eriksen hit a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time as his dipping effort from 25 yards dropped just under the bar and over a stranded Willy Caballero.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 9:23 am

Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal's failure to mount a title challenge was the main reason for another sparse crowd as three late goals saw them beat relegation-threatened Stoke (3-0). The Gunners were booed off at half-time at Emirates Stadium after seeing Aaron Ramsey clip the crossbar with their only clear chance of the first 45 minutes. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty broke the deadlock after a disputed foul by Bruno Martins Indi on Mesut Ozil, before the Gabon striker fired home from an Ozil corner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 10:03 am

Hearts all but secured their top six place after holding on for a point at Dens Park (1-1). The visitors were ahead on two minutes when Ross Callachan finished off a long passing sequence with a neat turn and curling shot into the far corner. The hosts responded well and were level when Sofien Moussa bundled in an excellent cross from Roarie Deacon. Dundee, who ended a run of five home defeats, were the more menacing side late on but could not find a winner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 10:17 am

Tom Lawrence's free-kick was enough for victory (0-1) at Preston as fifth-placed Derby ended an eight-game winless run. Alan Browne's first-half penalty failure proved costly for North End, who missed the chance to leapfrog Derby into the Championship play-off places. Browne hit the post from the spot after he had been fouled by Andre Wisdom. A Derby side showing five changes from Friday's abject 4-1 home defeat by Sunderland did not have a shot at goal until Lawrence's 52nd-minute winner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 11:47 am

Nottingham Forest's Easter Monday Championship match against Barnsley has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at the City Ground. A combination of heavy and persistent rain and the rising River Trent nearby led to the decision following a 12:00 GMT pitch inspection. Forest are 16th in the table, with 46 points from their 39 league games. Relegation-threatened Barnsley are third from bottom and two points from safety before Monday's fixtures.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 12:17 pm

Bristol City missed the chance to move into the Championship play-off places after losing at home to Brentford. Neal Maupay capped a dominant Bees performance with the winner 10 minutes from time, beating Frank Fielding with a low shot at his near post. Brentford carved out numerous chances, with Josh Brownhill brilliantly hooking Maupay's header off the line. City were well below their best and failed to register a single shot on target at Ashton Gate.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 2:40 pm

Millwall were forced to work hard as they extended their Championship unbeaten run to 11 games at Ipswich. Despite Town dominating it was Millwall who took the lead when Jake Cooper headed in Ben Marshall's cross. Martyn Waghorn got Ipswich level after a goalmouth scramble and he put the hosts ahead two minutes later as he pounced on a defensive mistake. George Saville levelled with a good finish for Millwall, before the Lions laid siege to Ipswich's goal late on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 4:04 pm

Britt Assombalonga's 90th-minute header rescued a draw for play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough at bottom side Burton. Lloyd Dyer's low cross was tucked in by Marvin Sordell for his first goal in 20 games, with the only shot on target in the opening 45 minutes. Boro were uninspiring but should have scored when Assombalonga smashed over in the box from Adama Traore's pass. However, the £15m record signing was on hand to bundle home a rebound after Jack Harrison's shot had hit the bar.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/18 at 5:46 pm

QPR came from 1-0 down to pick up all three points in a thriller with Norwich City (4-1), as forward Matt Smith played a vital role in three of the R's goals. A scrappy own goal by Ryan Manning put Norwich ahead, but the home side equalised moments later through Massimo Luongo's left-footed shot. Smith's towering header completed the turnaround, before he set up Eberechi Eze to score QPR's third. A Jake Bidwell cross found Manning, who headed home to seal the three points.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/18 at 12:12 pm

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg at Liverpool with a knee injury. Aguero has missed the past five games for City and Argentina with the injury. "Sergio is much better but doctors spoke to him today and he said he still has a little bit of a problem and isn't comfortable," said boss Pep Guardiola. Liverpool have defensive injury problems, with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan all missing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/18 at 9:22 am

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins has died in hospital at the age of 61. Wilkins, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, was being treated at St George's Hospital in London following cardiac arrest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 8:20 am

Liverpool took a firm grip on their Champions League quarter-final as Manchester City were torn apart by a three-goal burst from Jurgen Klopp's side in the first 31 minutes at Anfield.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 10:55 am

Struggling Dundee held Scottish champions Celtic to a goalless Premiership draw in Glasgow. Dedryck Boyata almost scored a 45th-minute own goal when he tackled Roarie Deacon, the ball striking the post. Dundee's Simon Murray and home winger James Forrest also came close. Odsonne Edouard and ex-Dees man Jack Hendry threatened after the break, but Celtic could not find a goal, the point extending their lead at the top-flight summit to 10 points.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 1:11 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side have done "half a job" after a "spectacular" first-half performance saw the Gunners take control of their Europa League quarter-final by demolishing CSKA Moscow (4-1) in the first leg. Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey scored two goals each as the Gunners hit four in 26 minutes before half-time. Arsenal were unable to add to their tally in the second half but they will head to Russia's capital for the second leg next Thursday with a commanding lead. "We have to be realistic. We have to do the job over there, go and try to win the game, that's the best way," said Wenger.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 9:17 am

Liverpool were held to a drab goalless draw by Everton in a Premier League match sandwiched between their Champions League quarter-final ties against Manchester City.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 11:21 am

Bournemouth twice came from behind to draw with Crystal Palace (2-2), who edged three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. Second-half substitutes Lys Mousset and Joshua King scored for the Cherries as they denied the Eagles what would have been a valuable victory in their fight against relegation. Palace took the lead early in the second half thanks to a sumptuous Luka Milivojevic free-kick, before Mousset equalised with a calm finish from the edge of the area. Roy Hodgson's men re-established their lead on 75 minutes as Wilfried Zaha fired home, only for the hosts to equalise again when King bundled home with just one minute of normal time remaining.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 11:59 am

Huddersfield claimed a potentially crucial point in their battle against relegation as they drew (1-1) with 10-man Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 1:03 pm

Goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez gave Newcastle United victory at Leicester City - their third Premier League win in a row. The Magpies started brightest at the King Power, and Shelvey's guided shot from outside the area opened the scoring. Leicester felt they should have had a penalty before the break when Paul Dummett and Riyad Mahrez appeared to collide in the box. But Spaniard Perez doubled the lead for Rafael Benitez's side 15 minutes from time with a delightful lob over Kasper Schmeichel. Jamie Vardy grabbed a late goal from close range, but it proved to be only a consolation for the hosts.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 2:20 pm

Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham made it six Premier League wins in a row to increase Stoke City's relegation fears. Stoke frustrated Mauricio Pochettino's side before Eriksen fired Spurs into the lead from inside the penalty area after Dele Alli's pass. Mame Biram Diouf equalised after a mistake by keeper Hugo Lloris, whose attempted clearance cannoned off the Stoke striker and fell kindly for Diouf to roll the ball into the net. In an entertaining match, Eriksen scored the winner from a free-kick before Xherdan Shaqiri was denied a late equaliser when his free-kick hit the bar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 2:30 pm

Burnley scored twice in three second-half minutes to come from behind at Watford and secure a fourth consecutive top-flight win for the first time since 1968.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 2:54 pm

West Brom's faint hopes of Premier League survival suffered another setback after Swansea came from behind to draw and leave them 10 points from safety.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/18 at 3:32 pm

Manchester United staged an incredible second-half comeback to beat Manchester City (2-3) and delay their rivals' Premier League title celebrations at Etihad Stadium.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/18 at 2:26 am

Liverpool reached their first Champions League semi-final for 10 years after coming from behind to win at Manchester City and secure an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 1:08 pm

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his team showed "the right fire in our eyes" as they mounted a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to win at Southampton (2-3). The victory - thanks to three goals in eight second-half minutes - kept alive their faint hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League. Dusan Tadic's opener, a placed effort following Ryan Bertrand's marauding run, and Polish defender Jan Bednarek's left-footed shot looked to be lifting Saints out of the bottom three.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 1:50 pm

Chris Wood scored against his former club as Burnley took a significant step towards qualifying for the Europa League with victory over Leicester City (2-1) at Turf Moor.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 3:16 pm

Mohamed Salah's 40th goal of the season helped Liverpool to a routine Premier League win over Bournemouth (3-0) and moved them to within a point of second-placed Manchester United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 4:16 pm

Substitute Tom Ince struck an injury-time winner as Huddersfield beat Watford to move seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 4:41 pm

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said his side "did it the hard way" by winning a five-goal thriller against Brighton to move six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/18 at 5:20 pm

Manchester City are on the brink of winning the Premier League as they bounced back from their Champions League exit with victory against Tottenham at Wembley.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/18 at 12:29 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle was the "the story of our season", as their terrible away league record continued. Matt Ritchie scored Newcastle's winner in the 68th minute, as they came back from 1-0 down to beat the Gunners and all but secure their Premier League future, passing the 40-point mark.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/18 at 12:30 pm

Manchester United lost to bottom side West Brom (0-1) in a result which saw Manchester City crowned as Premier League champions. West Brom secured the victory at Old Trafford thanks to a Jay Rodriguez header from Chris Brunt's corner as United failed to clear their lines. City now have an unassailable 16-point lead over Jose Mourinho's side at the top of the table. United's best chance of the game was a Romelu Lukaku header, which was superbly saved by Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 2:03 am

Another Mohamed Salah masterclass helped Liverpool take control of their Champions League semi-final - but two late Roma away goals gave the Italian side a glimmer of hope for the second leg. Liverpool, who last reached the final in 2007, repeatedly breached the visitors' naively high defensive line and scored five times in the opening 68 minutes at a raucous Anfield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:06 am

Derby County moved back into the play-off places after coming from behind to beat Cardiff City 3-1 at Pride Park. Cardiff led 1-0 at the break through Callum Paterson's right-footed volley after 30 minutes following a Joe Bennett cross from the left. But it was former Cardiff City striker Cameron Jerome who made the game's telling impact, scoring either side of Matej Vydra's 20th goal of the season. Cardiff stay second, one point ahead of Fulham, while Derby move back to sixth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/18 at 3:59 am

Barnsley missed the opportunity to move out of the Championship relegation zone as Nottingham Forest condemned them to defeat at the City Ground. The Tykes remain two points adrift of 21st-placed Bolton with two games to play and safety now out of their hands. Lee Tomlin was the orchestrator of Forest's win, brilliantly curling the hosts ahead before teeing up Ben Brereton for a tap in to make it 2-0. Apostolos Vellios slotted in late on to seal victory for the home side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/18 at 8:02 am

The Football Association has received an offer, thought to be worth £800m, to sell Wembley Stadium. Shahid Khan, the owner of Fulham and NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars, is the prospective buyer. It is understood the approach includes £500m for the stadium and £300m for the FA to keep the Club Wembley debenture and hospitality business. NFL executive vice-president Mark Waller said having stadium options in London has been "critical to the NFL". His statement added: "The potential purchase of Wembley Stadium is a further powerful sign of their commitment to the UK and their vision to help us grow the sport. "This new relationship would allow for even greater flexibility in scheduling future NFL games in London."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 9:27 am

Stoke City earned a surprise, hard-fought draw (0-0) against Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool at Anfield, but they remain three points adrift of safety with just two games of the season remaining.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 11:05 am

Burnley and Brighton edged closer to their respective targets in the Premier League as they drew (0-0) at Turf Moor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 12:35 pm

Crystal Palace all but guaranteed their Premier League safety after a dominant display (5-0) against 10-man Leicester City.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 1:02 pm

Huddersfield were pulled closer to the Premier League relegation places as Everton punished their lack of cutting edge and recorded back-to-back wins (0-2).

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 3:29 pm

West Brom gave themselves the faintest of hope in their relegation battle as they recorded a surprise win at Newcastle.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 4:51 pm

Southampton boosted their survival hopes by beating south coast neighbours Bournemouth and earning their first Premier League win under Mark Hughes.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/18 at 5:01 pm

Cesc Fabregas' 50th Premier League goal boosted Chelsea's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as his early winner increased relegation concern for Swansea City.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 2:24 am

Celtic secured their seventh consecutive Premiership title with a chastening defeat of Old Firm rivals Rangers. The defending champions needed to win at Celtic Park to retain their crown, and they swept the visitors aside.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 5:35 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed the "incredible" numbers produced by his side as they reached 100 Premier League goals for the season with a 4-1 win at struggling West Ham.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 8:40 am

Arsene Wenger's final trip to Manchester United as Arsenal manager ended in an agonising defeat after an injury-time winner from Marouane Fellaini.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 6:27 pm

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino praised his side's "massive" win as they beat Watford (2-0) to move closer to securing qualification for next season's Champions League.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 4:34 am

Graeme Murty has stood down as Rangers manager following Sunday's 5-0 hammering by Scottish champions Celtic. In December, the 43-year-old had been given the job until the end of the season after a spell in interim charge following Pedro Caixinha's sacking. Rangers are in talks about appointing Liverpool youth coach Steven Gerrard for next season. And Murty will not be in charge for the Scottish Premiership game at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/18 at 4:45 am

Liverpool reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2007, advancing 7-6 on aggregate despite losing a dramatic second leg to Roma.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 8:37 am

Steven Gerrard has been appointed as Rangers manager on a four-year deal. The former Liverpool midfielder, 37, replaces Graeme Murty, who was placed in interim charge following the October sacking of Pedro Caixinha. Gerrard, who leaves his role as a youth coach at Anfield to take up the Rangers job this summer, captained the Reds and England. "I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers," Gerrard told Rangers' website.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 5:04 pm

Manager Arsene Wenger will not be given a last chance to lift silverware with Arsenal after they were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 5:31 pm

Brighton secured their Premier League safety as they deservedly beat Manchester United with a goal awarded by goalline technology.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/18 at 2:30 pm

Sir Alex Ferguson, who led Manchester United to 38 trophies during 26 years in charge, has had emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage. A United statement said the procedure "had gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery". Ferguson, 76, retired as United manager in May 2013.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 4:08 am

Stoke's 10-year stay in the Premier League has come to an end after they were relegated to the Championship by Crystal Palace's second-half resurgence. Home fans streamed out of the Bet365 Stadium immediately after Patrick van Aanholt's winner, with long-time chairman Peter Coates looking on miserably.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 5:37 am

Swansea will stay in the Premier League, says defiant manager Carlos Carvalhal despite his side dropping into the relegation zone on goal difference with defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 7:49 am

Manager David Moyes says he "wants to look up the table" after his West Ham team secured their Premier League status with a comfortable victory at Leicester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 9:38 am

Newcastle's players looked as if they were "on holiday" in the first half of Saturday's defeat at Watford, according to manager Rafael Benitez. The Magpies slipped to a third successive defeat at Watford, who ensured their Premier League survival thanks to first-half goals from Roberto Pereyra and Andre Gray.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 11:29 am

Jake Livermore's last-gasp goal gave West Brom a victory against Tottenham which ensures they still have a chance of avoiding Premier League relegation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 12:50 pm

Southampton manager Mark Hughes said his side will make sure "Swansea know they are in a game" in their crucial relegation meeting on Tuesday. The Saints moved out of the bottom three and above the Welsh club despite a 96th-minute Tom Davies goal that denied them victory at Everton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 1:50 pm

Dundee manager Neil McCann said "there's nobody over celebrating" despite his side all but securing their Premiership safety as Hamilton missed a late penalty at Dens Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 2:30 pm

Neil Lennon is confident his Hibs side can still win the race to finish second in the Premiership despite missing the chance to leapfrog Aberdeen. Striker Jamie Maclaren had an early penalty saved in the 0-0 draw at Pittodrie on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 2:53 pm

Departing striker Steven MacLean scored a hat-trick in his final game for St Johnstone to dent Motherwell's Scottish Cup final preparations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 3:40 pm

David Bates marked his last appearance at Ibrox with the only goal of the game as Rangers moved to within one point of second-place Aberdeen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 2:54 am

Manchester City lifted the Premier League trophy amid jubilant scenes despite Huddersfield gaining a vital point in their battle to avoid relegation with a goalless draw at Etihad Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 5:19 am

Arsene Wenger said his farewell to Emirates Stadium with a thrashing of Burnley (5-0) to leave in the same way it all began for him as Arsenal manager 7,876 days ago - with victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 6:55 am

Manager Antonio Conte said Chelsea were "putting pressure" on their rivals as they boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League with victory over Liverpool (1-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 7:47 am

Champions Celtic came from behind to hand Hearts their first home defeat since returning to Tynecastle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 8:24 am

Birmingham City survived the final-day threat of relegation for the third time in five seasons as they ended Fulham's automatic Championship promotion hopes. With Cardiff drawing, a win for Fulham would have seen them go up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 9:40 am

Bolton Wanderers produced a stunning comeback to beat Nottingham Forest and avoid relegation back to League One. Two goals in the final three minutes from David Wheater and Aaron Wilbraham gave the Trotters a vital three points.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 11:19 am

Brentford and Hull ended their season with an entertaining Championship draw (1-1) at Griffin Park. Sergi Canos put the Bees in front with a glancing header after Emiliano Marcondes had headed Alan Judge's cross back into a dangerous area. But Hull equalised against the run of play when Jarrod Bowen stabbed in from Jon Toral's header down. The visitors could have won the game after the break, but Luke Daniels saved Harry Wilson's penalty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 12:12 pm

Sheffield United held off a second-half fightback from Bristol City (2-3) to end their Championship season with a win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 1:36 pm

Cardiff City secured automatic promotion to the Premier League despite drawing at home to Reading, thanks to Fulham's defeat at Birmingham. The Bluebirds dominated their tense encounter but were frustrated by the Royals. However, Fulham's loss - their first of 2018 in the Championship - brought relief and pure euphoria to the Welsh side. And Reading joined in the celebrations, with the draw sealing their survival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 3:06 pm

Leeds United finished their Championship season with a routine victory against QPR (2-0) at Elland Road.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 4:28 pm

Millwall beat play-off bound Aston Villa but had to settle for eighth in the Championship table. Shaun Williams gave the Lions the lead when he scored from the penalty spot after Henri Lansbury was adjudged to have fouled Jed Wallace in the area. Villa, who will now face Middlesbrough in the play-offs, made changes for the trip to The Den and unsurprisingly lacked cohesion. Visiting keeper Mark Bunn denied Lee Gregory a second from the spot late on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 5:07 pm

Burton were relegated from the Championship after losing to 10-man Preston, who missed out on a play-off place despite the result.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 6:57 am

There are two major issues left to be resolved in the final round of Premier League fixtures on Sunday. Liverpool and Chelsea are hoping to claim the last of the four Champions League qualification spots. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool currently hold the position, with a two-point advantage over Antonio Conte's side. Swansea or Southampton will fill the final relegation place, with it likely to be the Swans, who are three points and nine goals worse off than the Saints. There are 10 top-flight matches in total, all starting at 15:00 BST.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 11:43 am

Birmingham kept their chances of a top four Women's Super League One finish alive with a dominant win at Everton (0-3). All three goals came from range, with Charlie Wellings firing the visitors ahead with a dipping 30-yard strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 12:56 pm

Bournemouth showcased their powers of recovery again by scoring a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Burnley (1-2) at Turf Moor. Guaranteed to finish seventh in the Premier League before kick-off - their best position in the top flight since coming sixth in 1974 - Burnley looked capable of claiming three points when Ashley Westwood opened the scoring with a volley that was deflected off Chris Wood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 2:03 pm

Crystal Palace celebrated Premier League survival with a fine display to beat West Brom (2-0) and ensure the already-relegated visitors finished bottom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 2:47 pm

Arsene Wenger's 1,235-game reign as Arsenal manager came to an end with a victory over Huddersfield on the final day of the Premier League season. The game had little riding on it, with Huddersfield having already avoided relegation and Arsenal finishing sixth no matter what, and was played in front of a carnival atmosphere at John Smith's Stadium.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 3:13 pm

Mohamed Salah set a Premier League scoring record as Liverpool sealed a place in next season's Champions League with victory over Brighton (4-0). Jurgen Klopp's side were slow to start but blew the Seagulls away once they had found their best.

Subject: Re: British football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 3:37 pm

Michael Carrick's final game before retirement ended in victory as Manchester United beat Watford at Old Trafford (1-0). The 36-year-old, who will join United's coaching staff next season, helped set up Marcus Rashford's goal in his 464th appearance for the club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 3:55 pm

Chelsea missed out on a place in next season's Champions League after being beaten by Newcastle's outstanding performance on the last day of the Premier League campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 4:29 pm

Manchester City finished the season on a record 100 points after Gabriel Jesus scored with almost the final touch against Southampton, who secured Premier League survival despite losing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 5:19 pm

Swansea City's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed with defeat by Championship-bound Stoke as emotions ran high at the Liberty Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 2:11 am

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said it is a "very exciting moment" for the club after they ended the season by winning a sensational nine-goal thriller (5-4) against Leicester to clinch third place in the Premier League. The hosts trailed 3-1 after 47 minutes, scored three goals in 11 minutes to lead 4-3, only to be pegged back to 4-4 before Harry Kane curled in a 76th-minute winner. The game was Spurs' last at Wembley before they return to the redeveloped White Hart Lane next season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 6:02 am

West Ham moved up two places in the Premier League table to finish 13th after a Manuel Lanzini-inspired win over Everton (3-1) in what could be the final game in charge for both managers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 9:49 am

Aberdeen became the first Scottish team to inflict a home defeat on Brendan Rodgers' Celtic as the Dons secured second place in the Premiership. Derek McInnes' side finish as runners-up for a fourth year in a row thanks to Andrew Considine's second-half strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 10:59 am

Rangers finished third in the Scottish Premiership after an incredible draw at Hibernian that featured 10 goals, a red card and an injury-time equaliser that completed a hat-trick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 1:27 pm

Steve Clarke says Kilmarnock have "come a long way in such a short space of time" after their 1-0 defeat of Hearts. Lee Erwin's early goal was enough to give Killie the win, with Kris Boyd, Youssouf Mulumbu and Stuart Findlay also threatening for the hosts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 4:20 pm

Aston Villa held their nerve as they kept out Middlesbrough to set up a Championship play-off final against Fulham at Wembley.
On the tensest of nights in the West Midlands, Villa again kept a clean sheet to reach the final on 26 May.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/18 at 4:05 am

BREAKING

Sam Allardyce has left as Everton manager after six months at the club. The 63-year-old signed a contract until June 2019 when he took over in November following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Everton, who were 13th in the Premier League when Allardyce arrived, finished the season in eighth. Allardyce has been heavily criticised by fans for his management and Everton's style of play since he took over and the club said the decision was part of their "longer-term plan".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/18 at 9:19 am

Manager David Moyes has left West Ham after just over six months in charge despite guiding the club to Premier League survival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 4:28 am

Livingston will take a one-goal lead to Firhill in the Premiership play-off final second leg after a deserved home win over Partick Thistle. Kris Doolan got his head to a long ball from Baily Cargill to nod Partick Thistle in front. However, within minutes Keaghan Jacobs found space on the right and picked a spot in the bottom far corner. And when Josh Mullin got to the byline his low cut-back found Scott Pittman to finish from close range.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 3:51 pm

Coventry City won an absorbing League Two play-off semi-final second leg at Notts County to book a meeting with Exeter at Wembley on Monday, 28 May. After 12 May's drawn first leg, Maxime Biamou's stunning bicycle kick put Coventry ahead and Marc McNulty rounded off a fine move to increase their lead. Notts hit back just before half-time as Jorge Grant tucked in, but Biamou's low finish restored the two-goal advantage. Tom Bayliss' late deflected hit sealed it on a gripping night at Meadow Lane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/18 at 6:24 pm

Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Saturday in the 137th FA Cup final, with both looking for silverware at the end of a season of mixed success.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 1:48 pm

Eden Hazard's penalty secured Chelsea the FA Cup for the eighth time as they beat Manchester United in what could be Antonio Conte's final match in charge.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/18 at 2:27 pm

Celtic became the first Scottish side to win successive domestic Trebles after beating Motherwell (2-0) in the Scottish Cup final. Brendan Rodgers' side took an early lead at Hampden through Callum McGregor's sweetly struck half-volley. Olivier Ntcham's low shot doubled their advantage in a dominant first half. Well improved after the break with Curtis Main denied by Craig Gordon and substitute Gael Bigirimana's free-kick coming back off the crossbar. The Steelmen's wait for a first trophy since their 1991 Scottish Cup final win continues and their defeat means Hibernian, who finished fourth in the Premiership, go into next season's Europa League qualifiers, with Celtic already bound for the Champions League qualifiers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 8:32 am

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has faced delays in renewing his UK visa, the BBC understands. The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley when the Blues beat Manchester United 1-0. A source close to the 51-year-old suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa, and said it was taking a little longer than usual. Asked about the visa, Security Minister Ben Wallace said: "We do not routinely comment on individual cases." Mr Abramovich's office said it does not discuss personal matters with the media. Reports suggest his investor visa expired three weeks ago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/18 at 5:46 pm

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager. Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger. Emery emerged as the unanimous choice following a recruitment process in which all candidates were spoken to. The 46-year-old Spaniard is available after leaving Paris St-Germain where he won one Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in two seasons in charge. Previously he guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 5:07 am

Unai Emery was the "unanimous" choice to "drive the next chapter" of Arsenal's history after being confirmed as the club's head coach, says chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/18 at 7:03 am

Frank Lampard says his new job as Derby County manager "won't be easy" but that it presents a "huge opportunity" after joining the Rams on a three-year deal. Lampard, taking on his first managerial role, was one of 20 applicants for the job and becomes Derby's seventh appointment in just over three years. The 39-year-old ex-Chelsea and England midfielder said he spent "considerable time" discussing the role. He replaces Gary Rowett after he left to join fellow Championship side Stoke. Lampard is set to be unveiled to the media at a news conference at 14:00 BST on Thursday - which you can watch live on the BBC Sport website.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/18 at 5:35 am

Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club's stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/18 at 7:27 am

Leeds United have sacked head coach Paul Heckingbottom after only four months in charge. The 40-year-old won just four of his 16 games, having left Barnsley to replace Thomas Christiansen on 6 February. Leeds ended the season 13th in the Championship table.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 3:46 am

Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The 67-year-old, who won the European Cup three times while playing for the Reds and later managed the club, said he was "humbled but gratified". He was also recognised for supporting Hillsborough victims and his charity work with the Marina Dalglish Appeal. "I thought it was a tax bill," Dalglish told BBC Radio Merseyside. "For the family, it's a huge honour."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 9:01 am

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has been appointed as the new manager of French Ligue 1 side Nice. The ex-Manchester City, Inter Milan and Juventus midfielder was in his third season as head coach of New York City. The 41-year-old had been tipped to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal before the appointment of Unai Emery. "Leaving New York is an incredibly difficult decision for me and my family and one that has not been taken lightly," said Vieira.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 3:57 am

Derby County will face Reading in Frank Lampard's first game in charge of the Rams when the 2018-19 Championship campaign starts in August. The match at the Madejski Stadium, on Friday, 3 August (20:00 BST), will kick off the English Football League season. Stoke City's first game back in the second tier after dropping out of the Premier League will be at Leeds United. Fellow relegated sides West Brom and Swansea host Bolton and travel to Sheffield United respectively.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/18 at 8:42 am

Brazil midfielder Fred has completed his £47m move to Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk. The 25-year-old, who is currently at the World Cup in Russia, joins on a five-year-deal. He becomes manager Jose Mourinho's second signing this summer following Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot's arrival at Old Trafford. "This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team," said Fred.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/18 at 10:44 am

West Ham have signed midfielder Felipe Anderson - a player they call "one of the most exciting talents in Europe" - for a club record £36m from Lazio. The fee for the 25-year-old could rise to £41.5m and eclipses the £22m the Hammers paid Toulouse for France Under-21 defender Issa Diop last month. Anderson, West Ham's seventh summer signing, has agreed a four-year deal. He scored 34 goals in 177 appearances for Lazio and was in Brazil's Olympic gold medal-winning squad in 2016.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 2:09 am

Liverpool have made an offer to sign Roma's Alisson for a reported £62m, a world record fee for a goalkeeper. Roma are considering the bid but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m. Alisson has recently returned from the World Cup in Russia where he appeared for Brazil. The 25-year-old has been at Roma for two years, and played 37 Serie A games last season, after starting his career at Brazilian side Internacional. Liverpool's bid, which is 70m euros, would overtake the current record for a keeper - 53m euros paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. The Premier League record for a keeper is the 40m euros Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson in June 2017.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 4:42 pm

Celtic brushed off an early red card to comfortably beat Alashkert (3-0) and secure their place in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/18 at 8:41 am

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2023. The South Korea international, 26, agreed a five-year deal when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, and has since gone on to score 47 goals in 140 appearances for the London side. He played in 53 of Spurs' 55 matches in all competitions last season. Son scored twice during this summer's World Cup, including one in South Korea's shock win over Germany. In 2017, he became the top Asian scorer in Premier League history, overtaking former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 5:39 am

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised "monster" Paul Pogba after he captained the side and scored the opening goal in the win over Leicester City (2-1) on the first day of the Premier League season. Pogba - linked with Barcelona this summer - was a surprise starter only four days after his return to training, having won the World Cup with France just under a month ago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 6:22 am

Tottenham opened their Premier League campaign with a victory at Newcastle (2-1) for the second year running as goalline technology set them on their way. Jan Vertonghen's early header put Spurs ahead, with technology confirming his effort had crossed the goalline by 9mm. That advantage was short-lived as the hosts equalised 149 seconds later, when Joselu headed in Matt Ritchie's superb cross after being left unmarked six yards from goal. However Tottenham, fielding several of their World Cup stars including England's Harry Kane and Dele Alli, grew stronger as the game progressed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 6:37 am

Bournemouth spoiled Cardiff City's Premier League return with a hard-earned 2-0 victory. The technically superior hosts were quick to dominate possession, pinning their opponents back in their own half for long periods and deservedly taking the lead when Ryan Fraser fired in from close range. Bournemouth were then awarded a penalty when Callum Wilson was brought down after a tangle with Bruno Ecuele Manga, but the forward's low spot kick was well saved by Neil Etheridge. Cardiff roused themselves in the second half with a flurry of chances from set pieces - the best seeing Sean Morrison thwarted a yard out by Asmir Begovic. But Wilson struck in added time to give Bournemouth a first opening day win since they were promoted to the top flight in 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 7:01 am

Fulham began their return to the Premier League with a home defeat by Crystal Palace (0-2), who matched the new arrivals' adventurous display with a smart and clinical away performance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 7:52 am

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri warned it could take his new side two months to reach their potential, despite starting the season with a comfortable win at Huddersfield Town. A volley from N'Golo Kante, a penalty from debutant Jorginho and a late third from Pedro gave Sarri's team the ideal start to their league campaign. Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud were among the substitutes after their World Cup involvement. "The situation until now has been very difficult," said Sarri, whose side lost 2-0 to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 9:51 am

Brighton manager Chris Hughton said he was left to "wonder what happened" after his side were comfortably beaten by Watford (2-0) at Vicarage Road. The Hornets' Argentine midfielder Roberto Pereyra scored both goals - the first a sweet volley 10 minutes before the break, after he was left unmarked from a Jose Holebas corner. Shortly after half-time the 27-year-old former Juventus man got his second after driving into the area and curling the ball beyond a helpless Mat Ryan from a tight angle. "Sometimes you wonder what happened - pre-season was fine. We have some new signings but the team that played today was the same as last season, so no excuses," added Hughton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 11:07 am

Everton manager Marco Silva said he "doesn't have doubts" about Richarlison after the big money summer signing scored twice on his debut in an entertaining draw at Premier League newcomers Wolves (2-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 2:54 pm

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool's emphatic victory (4-0) over West Ham as "better than I could have expected" before warning his team face an "unbelievably hard" season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 4:02 pm

Joe Hart says he has "walked into a nest of top goalkeepers" and has to be on his toes after impressing on his Burnley Premier League debut against Southampton. The former England number one produced several second-half saves to keep a second successive clean sheet for the Clarets, after his £3.5m move from Manchester City last Tuesday. "I am so pleased to have signed here permanently," added the 31-year-old. "It's obvious the love I had for Man City, but I had to cut ties with them to flourish, so I'm over the moon to be here and it's down to me now."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 5:22 pm

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his side will get even better as they deservedly beat Arsenal on the opening day of the Premier League season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/18 at 1:38 pm

Tottenham have apologised to fans for the delay in opening their new stadium, but say it was "unavoidable" because they could not "compromise safety". Spurs were expected to play their first game at their new ground on 15 September against Liverpool, but that match has been switched to Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/18 at 3:36 pm

Celtic are out of the Champions League, despite staging a late rally against AEK Athens in Greece. The Scottish side were two down after 50 minutes of the second leg through goals by Rodrigo Galo and Marko Livaja. And although Scott Sinclair's header gave Celtic hope, the Greeks held firm in the third qualifying round tie. The defeat consigns Brendan Rodgers side to a Europa League play-off round meeting with Latvia's Spartaks Jurmala or Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania. Suduva hold a 1-0 lead and an away goal advantage going into Thursday's third qualifying round deciding leg. AEK, meanwhile, will play Hungarian outfit MOL Vidi in the Champions League play-off round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 11:03 am

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne is having tests on a right knee injury suffered in training on Wednesday. City said the extent of the injury suffered by the 27-year-old Belgium midfielder is "not yet known". In 2016, he missed 12 games after injuring his right knee during an EFL Cup semi-final victory over Everton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/18 at 6:04 pm

England returned to winning ways after three successive defeats as Marcus Rashford's second-half volley gave them victory over Switzerland in a scrappy and subdued friendly at Leicester's King Power Stadium. Manager Gareth Southgate made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Spain in the Uefa Nations League game at Wembley on Saturday - and for long periods it showed. Switzerland were the better side in the first half and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri should have given them the lead early on, only to strike the post after England goalkeeper Jack Butland's poor clearance played James Tarkowski into trouble. England, as they had to do, improved after the break and the decisive goal came in the 54th minute when Rashford arrived at the far post to turn in Kyle Walker's cross after Switzerland failed to clear a corner

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 4:52 am

Premier League Fixtures for Saturday 15th September:

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
Chelsea v Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Manchester City v Fulham
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Watford v Manchester United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 8:51 am

Liverpool beat Tottenham (2-1) to maintain their 100% start to the season and secure victory in each of their first five league fixtures for the first time in 28 years. Georginio Wijnaldum's looping first-half header, awarded by goalline technology, set Jurgen Klopp's side on their way before Roberto Firmino hammered home from close range. Erik Lamela scored late on to set up a tense finish, but they could not create another clear chance to equalise. The result means Spurs have suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time since the final two fixtures of the 2015-16 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 11:10 am

Bournemouth moved into fifth place in the Premier League as Ryan Fraser scored twice in an entertaining win (4-2) over 10-man Leicester City. The hosts were three ahead by the break, with Joshua King adding a penalty to Fraser's double strike. Adam Smith made it 4-0 before James Maddison and Marc Albrighton replied for the Foxes late on. Visiting captain Wes Morgan was sent off with 21 minutes remaining after receiving his second yellow card.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 11:34 am

Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick as Chelsea swept aside Cardiff City (4-1) to maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season and go top of the table.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 12:52 pm

Wilfried Zaha produced a moment of brilliance on his return to the team as Crystal Palace earned their second win of the season against Huddersfield (0-1). Halfway through September is far too early to be labelling matches six-pointers, but this was an encounter with a fiery edge to it from the start. It looked as though it might be a frustrating afternoon for Zaha, who missed Palace's defeat to Southampton before the international break with a groin injury, after he was booked for a late tackle on Florent Hadergjonaj. But Zaha regained his composure and in the 38th minute knocked the ball between two defenders before smashing past Jonas Lossl. The hosts offered a threat in the second half, flooding the Palace box with high crosses, and Aaron Mooy came close to finding the equaliser only to see his well-struck volley clatter off a post. Huddersfield's wait for their first win of the season continues but Palace move up to 11th in the table.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 1:41 pm

Leroy Sane marked his return to Manchester City's starting line-up in style as the defending champions eased past Fulham (3-0) to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 3:05 pm

Arsenal manager Unai Emery urged Mesut Ozil to contribute more goals after the German's strike secured a third consecutive victory (1-2) for his side and left Newcastle without a win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 4:24 pm

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said Romelu Lukaku epitomised his team's performance as they withstood a spirited fightback from Watford to claim back-to-back victories and condemn the Hornets to a first loss of the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 6:54 am

Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their 100% starts to the Premier League season on Saturday, while Manchester City thumped Fulham to move into third place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 7:40 am

Premier League Fixtures for Sunday 16th September:

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley
Everton v West Ham United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 10:35 am

Burnley's search for their first Premier League win of the season goes on as Wolves claimed a deserved victory (1-0) at Molineux to continue their strong start to the campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/18 at 12:39 pm

West Ham halted their disastrous start to the season with a first Premier League win under Manuel Pellegrini as they outplayed Everton (1-3) in a lively contest at Goodison Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 10:05 am

Tonight's fixtures:
EFL CUP: THIRD ROUND
Arsenal v Brentford
Liverpool v Chelsea
Nottingham Forest v Stoke City
West Ham United v Macclesfield Town
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 3:51 pm

Danny Welbeck scored twice to send Arsenal into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with victory over Championship side Brentford (3-1). The striker headed in Matteo Guendouzi's cross after five minutes before poking home a brilliant move before half-time at Emirates Stadium. Brentford's Alan Judge curled a superb 20-yard free-kick into the top corner after the break. Substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored a third for Arsenal in stoppage time. The Frenchman pounced on a loose ball and slotted home, before Mohamed Elneny had a goal ruled out for offside.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 4:49 pm

Eden Hazard scored a stunning late winner as Chelsea came from behind to end Liverpool's perfect start to the season and their hopes of winning the Carabao Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 5:18 pm

Tottenham reached the last 16 of the Carabao Cup as they beat Watford in a penalty shootout in Milton Keynes. Isaac Success put Watford ahead early in the second half before Christian Kabasele was sent off for fouling Dele Alli, who scored the resulting penalty. Erik Lamela chipped Heurelho Gomes to put Spurs ahead, but Etienne Capoue's deflected shot took it to penalties. Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga saved twice in the shootout before Alli scored the winner. Success and Will Hughes scored for Watford in the shootout but Gazzaniga denied Capoue and Domingos Quina. Son Heung-min, Lamela and Fernando Llorente converted Tottenham's opening three penalties before Alli, who began his career at MK Dons, slotted past Gomes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 6:07 am

Nottingham Forest moved into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup as they held on to beat fellow Championship side Stoke (3-2). Forest took a fortunate lead when Adam Federici tried to collect the ball but it hit Ben Osborn and went in the net. Daryl Murphy doubled the lead with a powerful shot from 18 yards out and Joe Lolley added a third with a low strike. But Benik Afobe pulled one back from the edge of the penalty area and Saido Berahino bundled in a second from close range but it was not enough for Stoke. Forest played the last 13 minutes with 10 men after Diogo Goncalves was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Tom Edwards. Berahino had a great chance to take the game into penalties but headed wide from close range in injury time. Forest, who have won the League Cup on four occasions, most recently reached the last 16 of the tournament in the 2004-05 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 6:52 am

West Ham put eight goals past League Two Macclesfield Town to earn their biggest win since 1983 and reach the Carabao Cup fourth round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 8:32 am

Talks between Arsenal and midfielder Aaron Ramsey over a new contract have broken down. Ramsey's existing deal expires on 30 June 2019 and the Gunners had been hopeful of tying up fresh terms. But negotiations have stopped and, barring an unlikely resumption, the 27-year-old will be sold in January or become a free agent next summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 3:52 am

Tonight's Fixtures in the Champions League
Tottenham v Barcelona
Napoli v Liverpool

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 7:53 am

Manchester United have been charged by Uefa over their late arrival for Tuesday's Champions League draw with Valencia, which delayed kick-off by five minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 7:55 am

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described David Silva as "one of the best players" he has managed after the midfielder scored a dramatic late winner in City's Champions League win over Hoffenheim. Silva capitalised on an 87th-minute defensive error by Stefan Posch before finishing into the far corner to give his side their first points in the competition this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 8:04 am

Police are searching for a supporter threw a cabbage at under-pressure Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce before his side's dramatic draw with Preston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 11:49 am

Southampton needed penalties to get past Everton and set up a fourth-round trip to Leicester in the Carabao Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 4:16 pm

Tottenham 2 - 4 Barcelona

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to an enthralling victory over Tottenham at Wembley which condemned the English side to a second Champions League defeat from two games this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 5:04 pm


Police are searching for a supporter threw a cabbage at under-pressure Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce before his side's dramatic draw with Preston.
Manager of Aston Villa Steve Bruce has now been sack.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 12:45 am

Lorenzo Insigne's dramatic late winner gave Napoli victory over Liverpool (1-0) in their Champions League group game in Italy. Napoli dominated the second half as substitute Dries Mertens also deflected an effort on to the cross bar. The hosts had the better chances throughout as Fabian Ruiz and Arkadiusz Milik had shots saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Jose Callejon's volley was also kept out later in the second half. Liverpool's best effort came via Mohamed Salah, who shot wide after the break, but Jurgen Klopp's side failed to record a single effort on target in Italy. Home goalkeeper David Ospina also reacted quickly to prevent Sadio Mane and Salah running on to throughballs late on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 6:13 am

Bournemouth have said they will not be moving into a new stadium by summer 2020, saying they were "overly optimistic" in their plans to do so. In December 2016, the club announced plans to build a new ground near their current home within King's Park. Their current ground, the 11,450-capacity Vitality Stadium, is leased from property company Structadene. "Any future developments will be undertaken around a healthy financial strategy," the club said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/18 at 3:06 pm

Teenager Emile Smith Rowe scored his first Arsenal goal to help the Gunners to an eighth win in a row with victory against Qarabag in the Europa League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 7:18 am

Today's Premier League Fixtures

Burnley v Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City v Everton
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City
Watford v AFC Bournemouth
Manchester United v Newcastle United

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 1:53 pm

Bournemouth moved up to fifth in the Premier League as they humbled a poor Watford side at Vicarage Road with a 4-0 victory. David Brooks opened the scoring for the Cherries before Joshua King converted from the spot after being brought down by Christian Kabasele, who was sent off for a second bookable offence. The Norwegian forward then added a third for Bournemouth in first-half injury time, and Callum Wilson wrapped up the win early in the second half. The victory was Bournemouth's biggest away win in the Premier League, and leaves Watford in eighth. After winning their first four league games of the season, the Hornets have now gone four without victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 3:13 pm

Christopher Schindler's header helped Huddersfield claim a point (1-1) at Burnley - and climb off the foot of the Premier League table. David Wagner's winless side dominated possession throughout at Turf Moor but went behind when Burnley's Sam Vokes headed in a second league goal in as many games. However, the Terriers finally made their pressure count midway through the second half as German centre-back Christopher Schindler glanced a Chris Lowe cross beyond Joe Hart for his first Premier League goal. There was a lengthy delay shortly afterwards when Schindler sustained a cut to his head in a collision with Chris Wood, but neither side could find a winner in the eight minutes of added time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 3:13 pm


Christopher Schindler's header helped Huddersfield claim a point (1-1) at Burnley - and climb off the foot of the Premier League table. David Wagner's winless side dominated possession throughout at Turf Moor but went behind when Burnley's Sam Vokes headed in a second league goal in as many games. However, the Terriers finally made their pressure count midway through the second half as German centre-back Christopher Schindler glanced a Chris Lowe cross beyond Joe Hart for his first Premier League goal. There was a lengthy delay shortly afterwards when Schindler sustained a cut to his head in a collision with Chris Wood, but neither side could find a winner in the eight minutes of added time.
That goal will go on his list?  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 4:07 pm

Matt Doherty struck the only goal as Wolves extended their unbeaten Premier League run to six matches with victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Raul Jimenez put Doherty through on 56 minutes and, despite the tight angle, the full-back was able to beat Wayne Hennessey at his near post. The home side began confidently in the first ever Premier League meeting between the two sides, but Wolves threatened on the counter. Rui Patricio produced an excellent double save as Wolves held onto the win, first stopping Max Meyer's volley and then blocking Wilfried Zaha's follow-up as the hosts chased a first home goal of the campaign. Substitute Ivan Cavaleiro struck the bar late on as Wolves achieved their best run in the top flight since 1979, leaving Roy Hodgson's side with just one win in their past seven league games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 4:40 pm

Gylfi Sigurdsson's stunning second-half strike gave Everton a 2-1 win against 10-man Leicester, after Wes Morgan was sent-off for the second time in three league games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 9:04 am

Gareth Bale is out of Wales' friendly against Spain on 11 October and is "50-50" for the Nations League match with the Republic of Ireland on 16 October. The 29-year-old forward was replaced in the 80th minute of Real Madrid's 1-0 La Liga loss at Alaves on Saturday. "Gareth has got a little bit of muscle fatigue and he won't be involved against Spain," Wales manager Ryan Giggs confirmed. "We don't want to take any risks and we are monitoring it every day." Bale sat out training with the Wales squad in Cardiff on Monday and Tuesday. Although he will miss the glamour friendly with Spain at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Thursday, Giggs remains hopeful Bale could play in the competitive game with the Republic in Dublin five days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 2:30 am

Aston Villa have named Dean Smith as their new head coach, with ex-Chelsea defender John Terry as his assistant. Smith, 47, leaves Brentford, who he led to top-10 finishes in the Championship in each of his three seasons as boss. Former England captain Terry, 37 retired on Sunday after leaving Villa in the summer, while Jesus Garcia Pitarch joins as sporting director. Villa sacked Steve Bruce on 3 October after a run of one win in nine Championship games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 6:27 am

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have withdrawn from the England squad for this month's Nations League matches with minor injuries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 9:33 am

Eden Hazard says he will not move to Real Madrid in January, but agrees he might need to leave Chelsea to win the Ballon d'Or.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 4:03 pm

A Kieran Tierney own goal condemned shambolic 10-man Scotland to a bruising Nations League defeat in Israel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 4:07 pm

Wales endured a chastening return to the Principality Stadium as they were outplayed by Spain. As impressive as the visitors were, they were the beneficiaries of dismal Welsh defending which allowed Paco Alcacer to score two well-taken goals either side of a header from Sergio Ramos, who was left inexplicably unmarked from a free-kick. Fortunately for the hosts, the usual raft of substitutions slowed the tempo in the second half. Spain seemed content to treat this friendly fixture like a glorified training session, though Marc Bartra did glance in a fourth goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 6:17 am

Mo Besic and Britt Assombalonga got the goals as Middlesbrough hung on to beat Sheffield Wednesday (2-1) and return to the top of the Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 7:10 am

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser rescued Chelsea's unbeaten Premier League start at Stamford Bridge (2-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 8:08 am

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko faces several months out after tearing his Achilles tendon in the 1-0 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday. The 28-year-old, who joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in July for a reported £17.5m, is set for surgery on the injury suffered in the first half. The Ukrainian had no players around him when he fell to the ground in agony. West Ham are not putting a timeframe on his recovery but the usual period for an Achilles tear is six months out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 9:28 am

Southampton's goalless draw at Bournemouth was a "statement" according to Saints boss Mark Hughes, whose side ended their Premier League losing streak.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 10:53 am

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said his side have "so many defensive problems to fix" after they slipped into the Premier League relegation zone with defeat at Cardiff (4-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 11:44 am

Manager Pep Guardiola praised his Manchester City side for their "beautiful, beautiful goals" as they remained top of the Premier League with a convincing win over Burnley (5-0).
Sparkling finishes from Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho and Riyad Mahrez, in particular, caught the eye as City maintained their 100% home record this season. "After we scored the second goal and third quickly it was much easier," Guardiola said. "The finish from Bernardo was not easy. The goals were so outstanding - beautiful, beautiful goals - and the chances we created, and it's three more points."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 12:37 pm

Rafael Benitez said turning around Newcastle's fortunes will be the toughest challenge of his career after slipping to the bottom of the Premier League following defeat by Brighton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 1:08 pm

Two goals in 58 first-half seconds saw a dominant Watford seal their first win since September and end Wolves' six-game unbeaten run.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 3:48 pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is "winning average games" for the first time in his life after Mohamed Salah sealed a narrow victory at Huddersfield that keeps them level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 6:35 am

Mesut Ozil produced one of the best midfield displays in the Premier League this season as Arsenal beat Leicester (3-1) for a record-equalling 10th successive win in all competitions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 3:56 pm

Manchester City produced a Champions League master class to sweep aside Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine and strengthen their position in Group F. Two goals in five first-half minutes by captain David Silva and Aymeric Laporte set Pep Guardiola's side on their way in a game they dominated from start to finish. Former Spain midfielder Silva volleyed the English champions into the lead moments after his flick had come back off a post. French defender Laporte headed the second after a corner by Kevin de Bruyne, who was making his first start of the season following a knee injury, before substitute Bernardo Silva made it 3-0 with a shot that went in off the post. City had 14 shots in the first half alone in Kharkiv, Riyad Mahrez seeing an effort cleared off the line by Yaroslav Rakitskiy when the game was goalless.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 4:56 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a win as his Juventus side saw off Manchester United to move five points clear at the top of Champions League Group H. The former United star helped to set up Juve's winner in the 17th minute, with his cross reaching Paulo Dybala who finished from close range. The Italians had several chances to extend their lead during a first half where they were completely dominant, managing 10 shots to United's one and enjoying 70% of possession. United improved after the break but only had one serious effort at goal, when Paul Pogba let fly from the edge of the area but saw his shot rebound off the post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 3:32 am

Defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the club until 2023. The Spain left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Fiorentina in 2016 and won the Premier League title in his first season with the Blues. The 27-year-old, who previously played for Bolton having joined from Real Madrid, also won last season's FA Cup. "I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 12:24 pm

Manchester United have been charged after fans invaded the pitch during and after Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat by Juventus at Old Trafford. A succession of pitch invaders attempted to reach Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the match and after the final whistle. Ronaldo, who was returning to United for the second time since leaving 2009, took a selfie with one of them. It is the second time United have been charged by Uefa this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 2:13 pm

Luuk de Jong netted an 87th-minute equaliser to deny 10-man Tottenham a Champions League Group B victory in Eindhoven. PSV had taken the lead through a deflected Hirving Lozano strike, after the Mexican caught a dawdling Toby Alderweireld in possession. But Lucas Moura fired in five minutes before the break and Harry Kane headed home Christian Eriksen's cross to put the visitors ahead after shortly after the restart. Spurs captain Hugo Lloris was sent off in the 79th minute for an ill-judged challenge as Lozano raced through, before ex-Newcastle striker de Jong poked home a late equaliser. An even first half saw Kane and PSV midfielder Gaston Pereiro hit the bar, while Davison Sanchez saw a goal disallowed with Kane adjudged to be offside. Mauricio Pochettino's side looked to have claimed a first Champions League win of the season before Lloris' moment of madness gave PSV the encouragement they needed to find an equaliser. The draw leaves both sides with just one point from their opening three Champions League group games and facing an uphill battle to qualify for the last 16.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 4:13 pm

Mohamed Salah scored twice to reach a half-century of Liverpool goals in a comfortable victory over Red Star Belgrade, as the Reds went top of Champions League Group C.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 6:08 am

England have moved up to fifth in Fifa's latest world rankings, their highest position for five years.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45976119

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 2:05 pm

Celtic's Europa League hopes were dented after the concession of two sloppy goals in four first-half minutes against RB Leipzig in Germany.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 2:58 am

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League as Riyad Mahrez's early goal gave them victory over Tottenham in a scrappy encounter on a Wembley surface scarred by Sunday's NFL game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 8:37 am

Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024. The 22-year-old joined Spurs from MK Dons for £5m in 2015 and has scored 48 goals in 153 competitive matches. He has played in six Premier League games this season - including Monday's loss to Manchester City - but has not scored since the opening day. "I've loved my time at Spurs so far," Alli said on Instagram. "I'm very excited to see what the future holds."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 1:58 pm

Chelsea coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association for his celebration after a 96th-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. Ianni celebrated in front of the United bench, sparking a reaction from United manager Jose Mourinho. The FA said Ianni had admitted an "improper conduct charge".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 5:07 pm

Bournemouth booked their place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after edging out Championship side Norwich City (2-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 1:33 am

Nigel Clough said it is "special" to have guided League One Burton to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup for the first time after a thrilling victory over Championship opponents Nottingham Forest (3-2).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 5:43 pm

Arsenal reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after surviving a late fightback from League One visitors Blackpool (2-1) as both sides finished the game with 10 men.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 6:30 pm

Chelsea knocked out Derby (3-2) in the Carabao Cup fourth round as Frank Lampard's return to Stamford Bridge as a manager ended in a dramatic defeat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 6:53 pm

Son Heung-min celebrated his 150th appearance for Tottenham with two goals as they eased past West Ham (1-3) in the Carabao Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 7:07 pm

Lewis Wing scored a spectacular goal as Middlesbrough edged Premier League opponents Crystal Palace (1-0) to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 1:27 am

Hiberian manager Neil Lennon was struck by a coin thrown from the crowd as Hearts had what would have been a stoppage-time winner disallowed in a ferocious Edinburgh derby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:03 pm

Spanish teenager Brahim Diaz scored his first senior goals for Manchester City as the holders eased past Fulham (2-0) to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 5:40 pm

Aston Villa eased to their second straight home win under new boss Dean Smith as they eventually saw off free-falling Bolton Wanderers (2-0). Jack Grealish's fourth-minute strike gave Villa the perfect start, but all they could add to it was a second-half header from skipper James Chester. Villa's victory - only their fifth in 16 Championship games this season - lifts them four places to 13th going into the rest of the weekend fixtures, just four points off a play-off place. But Phil Parkinson's Bolton have now managed just one win in 12, having picked up just one point out of a possible last 18.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 2:02 am

An inspired Ross Fitzsimons kept Oldham at bay as Notts County held onto a valuable point with a goalless draw at Meadow Lane in the League Two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 5:55 am

Lyle Taylor's ninth league goal of the season helped Charlton climb back into the League One play-off places as the Addicks claimed victory at Walsall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 8:31 am

Nathan Delfouneso's fourth goal of the season earned Blackpool victory over Gillingham to end their three-match losing streak in all competitions in League One.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 8:55 am

Manager Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool struggled to "find their mojo" as two early goals from Milan Pavkov gave Red Star Belgrade a shock victory in their Champions League group-stage encounter.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 11:01 am

Manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can qualify for the Champions League knockout stage after coming back from the brink of elimination during their win against PSV Eindhoven (2-1).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 4:59 pm

Manchester City recorded their biggest win in the Champions League as they thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk (6-0), but an injury-time goal in the other group match meant they must wait to secure qualification for the last 16.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/18 at 2:08 am

Manchester United stunned Juventus with two goals in the final five minutes to beat the Italian champions in Turin and give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 12:32 pm

Susanna Dinnage has been named as the new chief executive of the Premier League, replacing Richard Scudamore. Dinnage joins from media organisation Discovery, where she was the global president of the Animal Planet channel. Scudamore, 59, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the helm. "I am excited at the prospect of taking on this fantastic role. The Premier League means so much to so many people," said Dinnage, who will begin her new job early in 2019.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 11:20 am

Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016. Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 1:01 pm

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance. Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday. Fabian Delph will start the match as captain but will hand the armband to Rooney when the DC United striker comes on as a substitute in the second half. Rooney will also get a guard of honour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 4:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has undergone surgery on the cartilage in his left knee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 7:23 am

Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 8:50 am

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after the clubs agreed in principle to the move. The Premier League will now make a request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa to use VAR. It has been carrying out trials, and clubs were given an update at a meeting on Thursday. VAR was used at the World Cup in Russia this summer and is used in Italy and Germany's top divisions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 12:21 pm

England will be strong favourites for their friendly against the USA at Wembley tonight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 4:03 pm

England celebrated Wayne Rooney's final international appearance with a comfortable friendly win (3-0) over the United States at Wembley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 6:51 am

Scotland clinched a Euro 2020 play-off place and Nations League promotion after a dramatic and angst-ridden night against Israel (3-2) at Hampden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 4:19 pm

Substitute Byron Harrison netted a 77th-minute winner as Barnet came from behind to shock League One club Bristol Rovers with a 2-1 FA Cup first-round replay win at the Memorial Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 12:48 am

Gillingham avoided an embarrassing FA Cup giant-killing by coming back from 2-0 down to beat National League side Hartlepool 4-3 in extra time and progress to a second-round date with Slough Town.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 1:03 am

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending "an amazing 20 years". The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games and winning four Premier Leagues and the 2012 Champions League. He spent the last 18 months of his career with US side Phoenix Rising, the club he co-owns. "After 20 years, I have decided to put an end to my playing career," he told BBC World Service's Sportshour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 7:52 am

Managerless Shrewsbury Town eased past high-flying National League side Salford City in their FA Cup first round replay. Fejiri Okenabirhie put the dominant League One side ahead as he converted from close range after Luke Waterfall's header from a corner hit the post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 12:24 pm

Leicester City manager Claude Puel says it is time to "restore all focus on football" as they move on from the death of their owner. The Foxes have played two emotional games since Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when his helicopter crashed following a 1-1 draw with West Ham. "Our tributes for the chairman are in our minds but now it is important to speak about football," said Puel. Leicester visit Brighton on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 3:05 am

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has signed a new five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2023.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 4:03 pm

West Bromwich Albion moved up to second place in the Championship with victory at bottom club Ipswich Town. Jay Rodriguez scored Albion's first-half opener, netting his ninth goal of the season from six yards after Kieran Gibbs had nodded a right-wing cross back across goal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 6:02 am

Junior Hoilett scored a spectacular late winner as Cardiff City staged a stirring second-half fightback to beat Wolves (2-1) and climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 7:25 am

Solihull Moors will be in the FA Cup third-round draw for the first time in their short history after holding Blackpool to a 0-0 draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 7:46 am

Two temporary floodlight failures could not prevent Kilmarnock moving to within a point of the Scottish Premiership summit with an easy win (3-0) over Hibernian.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 8:16 am

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his team have lost their "eye of the tiger" following their defeat by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 8:49 am

Huddersfield manager David Wagner described football as "absolutely no fun" after seeing "big" decisions go against his side in Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Brighton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 9:15 am

Leicester City manager Claude Puel compared James Maddison to Glenn Hoddle after the midfielder's superb goal ensured a comfortable victory over Watford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 9:42 am

Manchester City had to work hard to see off a determined Bournemouth side before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan secured the win (3-1) that sends them five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 10:50 am

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said the difference in transfer budgets was a key reason as to why his side lost to fellow mid-table side West Ham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 11:38 am

Manchester United are lacking in "mad dogs" in midfield, manager Jose Mourinho said after his side recovered from a terrible start but were still held to a disappointing draw (2-2) at struggling Southampton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 11:59 am

Livingston scored for the first time in five games to beat Motherwell (2-0) and climb to sixth place in the Scottish Premiership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 12:39 pm

A James Keatings-inspired win over 10-man St Mirren lifted Hamilton five points clear of their second bottom hosts in the Scottish Premiership.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 1:47 pm

Lawrence Shankland took his tally to 26 goals in 23 games as a sparkling Ayr United dismantled an inept Dundee United to move five points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:10 pm

Jarrod Bowen scored two and created a third as Hull City climbed out of the Championship relegation zone with an entertaining win at Queens Park Rangers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 2:27 pm

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said Claudio Ranieri can "have a very great impact" at Fulham after his team overcame a spirited Cottagers side to claim a valuable victory at Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:08 pm

Arsenal produced a relentless attacking performance to overpower Tottenham and deservedly win a pulsating north London derby at Emirates Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:30 pm

Liverpool's Divock Origi scored a bizarre 96th-minute goal in sensational circumstances as a terrible Jordan Pickford error gifted the Reds victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 5:19 pm

Former Aberdeen loanee Ryan Christie scored the only goal as Brendan Rodgers led Celtic to his seventh straight domestic trophy and the club's 18th Scottish League Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 5:41 pm

Ten-man Rangers moved top of the Premiership for the first time under Steven Gerrard after a fiery comeback victory over Hearts at Tynecastle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 6:04 pm

Millwall were unable to move out of the Championship relegation places despite rescuing a draw at Bristol City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 12:39 pm

Arsenal and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association after a melee following Eric Dier's equaliser at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 1:44 pm

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for running on to the pitch after his side's 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 2:57 pm

England will play the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals in Guimaraes, Portugal on 6 June 2019. The hosts face Switzerland on 5 June at Porto's Estadio do Dragao in the other semi-final, with the final on 9 June.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 4:24 pm

Southampton are set to approach former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl after sacking manager Mark Hughes on Monday.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/18 at 3:47 pm

Bournemouth moved up to sixth in the Premier League after early goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser were enough to see off Huddersfield (2-1).

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 9:12 am

Everton were left to rue several missed chances as Newcastle United claimed a point at Goodison Park. Marco Silva's men had 19 shots at goal but it was the visitors who took the lead as Salomon Rondon smashed home after a sweeping counter-attack. Everton responded well and were rewarded for a period of sustained pressure when Richarlison equalised seven minutes before the interval, lifting the ball into the roof of the net from close range. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Cenk Tosun both had guilt-edged chances and the hosts continued to dominate possession after the break, but Christian Atsu had two late opportunities to steal all three points for the visitors. A point apiece sees Everton move back to sixth while Newcastle remain above Crystal Palace in 14th.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 11:58 am

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri was denied victory over former club Leicester as James Maddison scored for the second successive match to secure a point for the Foxes.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 1:55 pm

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo challenged his side to "maintain these standards" after they fought back from a goal down to stun Chelsea and gain their first victory in seven Premier League matches.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 2:47 pm

Manchester United showed "big heart and soul" to twice come from behind to earn a draw against Arsenal, said manager Jose Mourinho.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 4:15 pm

Ralph Hasenhuttl was reminded of the task facing him at his new club Southampton as Tottenham took advantage of defensive frailties to win and move into third spot in the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 5:15 pm

Championship strugglers Reading have sacked manager Paul Clement after less than nine months in charge. The 46-year-old former Swansea and Derby boss leaves with the Royals 21st in the table, only outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Clement joined Reading in March after Jaap Stam departed and helped them avoid dropping into League One on the final day of the 2017-18 campaign. But the Berkshire club have only won four of their 20 matches this season. "Owners Mr Yongge Dai and Ms Xiu Li Dai have made the difficult decision that the time is now right to make a change," a club statement said.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/18 at 1:40 am

Tottenham achieved "mission impossible" by qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Lucas Moura's 85th-minute equaliser earned a priceless point at Barcelona, as Spurs completed an unlikely turnaround in Group B having collected only one point from their first three games.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/18 at 9:47 am

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he "could not be prouder of a team" as Mohamed Salah's goal and Alisson's brilliant late save earned a place in the Champions League knockout stage with victory over Napoli.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/18 at 12:15 pm

Lewis Ferguson's stoppage-time overhead kick gave Aberdeen a dramatic win over Livingston to lift them into the top six of the Scottish Premiership. The home side missed a host of second-half opportunities before Ferguson struck at the death. Niall McGinn volleyed in to put Aberdeen in front early on. Calamitous defending helped Livingston go 2-1 in-front through Scott Pittman and Jack McMillan before Sam Cosgrove's leveller set up a grandstand finish. But the night would belong to Ferguson courtesy of his acrobatic winner, his second such goal of the season. The result means Aberdeen are up to sixth, while Livingston drop to seventh.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 6:00 am

Chelsea lost striker Alvaro Morata to a knee injury as they drew with MOL Vidi (2-2) in a Europa League dead rubber.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 6:55 am

Laurent Koscielny played for the first time since May as Arsenal completed their near-perfect Europa League group stage with an easy win over Qarabag.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 7:40 am

Rangers have failed to reach the last 32 of the Europa League after Dejan Ljubicic's late winner gave Rapid Vienna victory in Austria.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 1:33 pm

Livingston scored five goals and Hearts' Arnaud Djoum was sent off in the space of 14 minutes as the hosts thumped Craig Levein's side at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Hearts, who could have gone joint-top of the Scottish Premiership, were routed in West Lothian. Craig Halkett scored a penalty before Hearts were reduced to 10 men when Djoum received a second yellow card. Dolly Menga and Ryan Hardie, twice, scored before Shaun Byrne made it five. Referee Nick Walsh had erroneously shown Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal a second yellow card after giving away the initial penalty before correcting his mistake. The result - Livingston's biggest ever win in the top flight - means they move into fifth in the Premiership, while Hearts remain fourth, missing the chance to go level with Celtic at the top.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 1:55 pm

Goals from Gareth Barry and Kieran Gibbs helped West Bromwich Albion come from behind to beat fellow Championship promotion contenders Sheffield United.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 3:19 pm

Gabriel Jesus said his mother's arrival in England has improved his confidence as he ended his Premier League goal drought to help Manchester City return to the top of the table.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 1:37 am

Crystal Palace secured their first Premier League victory without Wilfried Zaha in over two years thanks to captain Luka Milivojevic's superb strike in a scrappy win against Leicester at Selhurst Park.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 4:43 am

Huddersfield manager David Wagner said his side "has to believe" after Newcastle inflicted a fourth successive Premier League defeat on the Terriers.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 7:04 am

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said it was important to follow up their dramatic qualification for the Champions League last 16 in midweek with victory against Burnley in the league.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 7:41 am

Watford manager Javi Gracia said his side had been taught a "good lesson" after they held off a late Cardiff comeback to seal their first Premier League win since October.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 9:43 am

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said his side must show "big character" after a sixth defeat in seven games saw opponents Wolves climb above them into seventh.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 10:51 am

West Ham earned a fourth consecutive Premier League win for the first time in almost five years to keep toothless Fulham bottom of the table.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 11:08 am

Kilmarnock returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership as second-bottom Dundee lost for the first time in five matches.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 1:38 pm

St Johnstone's eight-game unbeaten run was brought to an abrupt halt as Motherwell claimed their first win in Perth in six years.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:55 am

Manchester United are expected to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager on Wednesday. The Premier League club appeared to make the announcement by mistake on their website on Tuesday evening, but the page was later deleted. Solskjaer, 45, scored 126 goals for United in 11 seasons at Old Trafford. The former Norway international will succeed Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday, and will have ex-United coach Mike Phelan as his assistant. Solskjaer manages Norwegian side Molde but their 2018 season has finished for the winter and does not restart until March.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 3:38 am

Holders Manchester City edged through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals by beating Leicester City 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 5:16 am

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough said reaching the Carabao Cup semi-finals was "absolutely remarkable" after victory at Middlesbrough secured the League One side's place in the last four for the first time.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 10:02 am

Aberdeen obliterated Dundee to ensure four teams are split by just a point at the top of the Scottish Premiership. The win was Derek McInnes' side's third in a week and moves them level with third-placed Celtic, and just one point adrift of Rangers and Kilmarnock. Sam Cosgrove's first-half header and clinical low strike were added to by Andrew Considine's headed brace and Connor McLennan's volley. Calvin Miller lashed in a consolation, but Dundee were dominated. Jim McIntyre's side defended haphazardly and created little in a defeat that causes them to slip below St Mirren to the bottom of the division on goal difference, four points adrift of safety.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 11:22 am

Blackpool beat non-league side Solihull Moors in extra time to set up a home FA Cup third-round tie against Arsenal.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 4:03 pm

Tranmere Rovers booked an FA Cup tie at home to Tottenham as two volleys from Connor Jennings knocked out sixth-tier Southport in their second-round replay.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 4:44 pm

Goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli gave Tottenham victory over bitter rivals Arsenal and sent them through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 6:28 am

Derby County were denied "the easiest penalty to give" in their goalless draw with Nottingham Forest, according to Rams boss Frank Lampard.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 7:30 am

Rangers relinquished top spot in the Scottish Premiership after fighting out a goalless draw with Hibernian. Steven Gerrard's side now trail leaders Celtic by a point, having played a game more than Brendan Rodgers' side, with the second Old Firm game of the term a week away. Adam Bogdan came off the bench to deny Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier, and Morelos also shot wide twice. Hibs were much more subdued than they were in defeated Celtic on Sunday. However, they passed up excellent chances of their own, with Oli Shaw shooting over twice. Neil Lennon's men miss the chance to return to the top six and trail St Johnstone in seventh by a point.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 9:08 am

Celtic returned to the Scottish Premiership summit after a first-half blitz ensured victory over Motherwell. The win, coupled with Rangers' draw with Hibernian, means they lead their Old Firm rivals by a point with a game in hand. Anthony Ralston opened the scoring before Scott Sinclair's penalty made it two just four minutes later. Celtic lost striker Odsonne Edouard to injury, but replacement Mikey Johnson slammed in a third before the break. Brendan Rodgers' side host Dundee on Saturday, before trips to face Aberdeen and then Rangers before the winter shutdown. Motherwell remain ninth, nine points behind Hibernian in eighth, but five clear of Hamilton in 10th.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 12:56 pm

Substitute Eden Hazard scored a late winner as Chelsea beat Bournemouth to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 5:39 pm

Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 9:07 am

Arsenal 3-1 Burnley

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal hung on to maintain pressure on the top four and leave Burnley in the Premier League bottom three at Christmas.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 11:00 am

AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

A goal in each half from David Brooks earned Bournemouth a victory over 10-man Brighton that lifts the Cherries back into the top half of the Premier League table.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 11:26 am

Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City

Leicester stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as Jamie Vardy's second-half strike saw Maurizio Sarri's side defeated at home for the first time this season.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 12:45 pm

Huddersfield Town 1-3 Southampton

Southampton won for the second consecutive week to keep Huddersfield Town in the relegation zone after a fifth straight defeat. Ralph Hasenhuttl's side were 2-0 up at the break thanks to Nathan Redmond's cool strike and a Danny Ings penalty. The hosts improved after the break and halved the deficit through Philip Billing's swerving, long-range effort. But 18-year-old substitute Michael Obafemi's first Premier League goal sealed the win for the Saints.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 1:40 pm

Manchester City 2-3 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley as Crystal Palace stunned defending champions Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 2:16 pm

Newcastle United 0-0 Fulham

Newcastle were held to a frustrating draw with bottom side Fulham in a cagey Premier League affair at St James' Park.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 2:57 pm

West Ham United 2-0 Watford

Troy Deeney's first half penalty set Watford on their way to a first away win for over two months as they climbed up to sixth in the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 4:04 pm

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got off to a perfect start as Manchester United's interim manager with a 5-1 thrashing of his former club Cardiff.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/18 at 11:50 pm

Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian

Sam Cosgrove scored his sixth goal in four games for Aberdeen as struggling Hearts suffered yet another Scottish Premiership defeat at Pittodrie. Cosgrove's double made it four goals in a week for the striker and moved Aberdeen up to second in the division, having been seventh just 11 days ago. Hearts finished the game with 10 men after Demetri Mitchell received a second yellow card late on. They have now lost six of their last nine Premiership matches. For Aberdeen, they keep up the pressure on leaders Celtic ahead of the Boxing Day fixture at home against Brendan Rodgers' side.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 5:08 am

Celtic 3-0 Dundee

Celtic will be top of the Scottish Premiership on Christmas Day after what Brendan Rodgers called one of the "most enjoyable performances" of his reign. Teenager Mikey Johnston scored his second and third senior goals - four days after netting his first - as Celtic swept aside bottom club Dundee

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 8:44 am

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Queens Park Rangers

QPR secured a first away victory over Nottingham Forest in 35 attempts thanks to Tony Leistner's header. Leistner headed in Luke Freeman's 45th-minute free-kick as Rangers scored with their first chance and then held out an increasingly frustrated home side. Forest dominated possession throughout but created very little. Adlene Guedioura's rasping 90th-minute strike almost salvaged a point but Rangers keeper Joe Lumley managed to tip it onto the bar and to safety. Apart from that effort, the hosts were restricted to long-range strikes as they missed out on a chance to move into the play-off spots, remaining seventh, with Rangers one point further back in 10th.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 10:00 am

St. Johnstone 1-2 Rangers

Alfredo Morelos' late winner helped Rangers come from behind to beat St Johnstone and move within a point of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic. The Colombian striker took his tally for the season to 19 with just two minutes to play, volleying in James Tavernier's teasing delivery. Morelos' downward header from a Glenn Middleton cross had cancelled out Matty Kennedy's thunderous first-half opener. It earned Steven Gerrard's side a fourth win in a row at McDiarmid Park. It was also the first time in six games that the Ibrox side had scored more than once, with the second-half introductions of Middleton and Kyle Lafferty swinging the game in Rangers' favour. A win would have moved St Johnstone into fifth place, but a second consecutive defeat after an eight-game unbeaten run instead leaves the Perth side eighth.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 12:28 pm

Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds United

Leeds United came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa in a pre-Christmas cracker as Kemar Roofe's injury-time winner returned them to the top of the Championship. Villa looked fairly comfortable with a two-goal lead at half-time. Tammy Abraham's seventh goal in his last four home games - a close-range finish set up by John McGinn's bursting run - was quickly followed by Conor Hourihane's beautifully placed low left-foot curler just inside Bailey Peacock-Farrell's upright. But Leeds struck twice in five second-half minutes, when half-time sub Jack Clarke's stunning right-foot curler was followed by a Pontus Jansson header. And they then won it five minutes into injury time when top scorer Roofe found the bottom corner to send the noisy visiting fans into raptures.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:30 am

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle United

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino likened Son Heung-min's energy levels to "a battery" after his late strike beat Newcastle and moved them second in the Premier League.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 4:54 am

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Watford

Watford manager Javi Gracia said goalkeeper Ben Foster produced a "special performance" after preventing Brighton from claiming their first league win of 2019. Foster pulled off a string of impressive saves in the goalless draw at the Amex Stadium and the Hornets boss said the 36-year-old is a "very important player for us".

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 6:36 am

Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he was "baffled" by the decision not to award the Clarets a first-half penalty in Saturday's draw with Southampton at Turf Moor.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 9:07 am

Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield Town

Maurizio Sarri says Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard are "suitable" to play with each other, as the pair both struck twice in Chelsea's dominant victory over Huddersfield, which moved the Blues back into the top four.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 12:19 pm

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Roy Hodgson claimed Crystal Palace are facing "anxious times" despite his side's hard-fought victory over a lacklustre Fulham at Selhurst Park.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:42 pm

Everton 1-3 Wolverhampton

Everton boss Marco Silva said he understood the reaction of the crowd after his team were booed off Goodison Park following an impressive Wolves victory.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:54 pm

Cardiff City 2-0 AFC Bournemouth

Cardiff City produced one of their best performances of the season to secure a vital Premier League victory thanks to Bobby Reid's double on an emotional night in the Welsh capital.

Subject: Re: British Football

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 4:16 pm

Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United extended their unbeaten run under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 10 games with a narrow victory against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

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