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Infantino 'strongly disapproves' of ESL
20/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,916
Gianni Infantino "strongly disapproves" of the European Super League and says the 12 clubs will have to live with the consequences of their actions.
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Defeat at Preston puts pressure on Rooney
20/04/2021 | sport | football | 107
Derby County's relegation worries deepen as Wayne Rooney's men lose 3-0 at Preston - their fourth successive league defeat.
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Mourinho sacked by Tottenham
19/04/2021 | sport | football | 3,759
Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months in charge.
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'Big six' agree to join 'Super League'
19/04/2021 | sport | football | 4,376
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who agree to join a new European Super League.
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Uefa and PL condemn breakaway plan
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 10,778
Uefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, signing up to a breakaway European Super League.
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Rampant Arsenal reach Europa League last four
15/04/2021 | sport | football | 616
Arsenal impressively sweep aside Slavia Prague to reach the Europa League semi-finals with a fine away victory in the second leg.
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Man Utd set up Roma Europa League semi
15/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,029
Edinson Cavani scores the winner as Manchester United set up a Europa League semi-final against Roma with a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over Granada.
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Liverpool knocked out of Champions League by Real Madrid
14/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,028
Real Madrid's three first-leg goals are enough to knock Liverpool out of the Champions League after a goalless draw at Anfield.
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Chelsea bounce back to beat Porto in Champions League
07/04/2021 | sport | football | 869
Chelsea bounce back from a testing few days to secure a crucial first leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League.
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Liverpool outclassed by Real Madrid in first leg
06/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,677
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool made it "too easy" for Real Madrid to win the quarter-final first leg between the sides.
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How Man City are battling history to land the quadruple
01/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,925
There have been more than 100 previous attempts by 15 different English clubs to win the quadruple - will Manchester City become the first to do it?
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City targeting Haaland to replace Aguero
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,113
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is targeting Erling Braut Haaland as Sergio Aguero's replacement, and other options include Harry Kane.
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England are entertaining team - Rice
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 845
Declan Rice believes England are an "entertaining team to watch" as he responds to critics suggesting Gareth Southgate's side are too cautious.
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Decision on Champions League format delayed
30/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,264
A decision on a planned new Champions League format, with a 10-match first phase from 2024, is delayed.
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Is Euros selection getting tougher for Southgate?
25/03/2021 | sport | football | 855
England manager Gareth Southgate selects his Euro 2020 squad in two months - and that selection is not getting any easier.
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Watkins scores on debut as England win
25/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,044
Ollie Watkins scores on his debut as England deliver the expected easy win over San Marino in their opening World Cup 2022 qualifying game at Wembley.
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Are Portugal a better team without Ronaldo?
24/03/2021 | sport | football | 430
Portugal manager Fernando Santos has a dilemma on his hands - embrace the next generation, trust in his country's greatest player or try to combine both approaches?
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'It is in Man Utd manager's job description to win trophies'
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,623
A first trophy as Manchester United manager remains elusive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as another opportunity slips through his team's grasp.
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Leicester see off Man Utd to reach semis
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,322
Leicester City move into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1981-82 as they eliminate Manchester United at the King Power Stadium.
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Man Utd face Granada in Europa League
19/03/2021 | sport | football | 814
Manchester United will play Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague.
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Bamford helps Leeds defeat Fulham
19/03/2021 | sport | football | 639
Patrick Bamford scores one and sets up the other goal as Leeds beat Fulham to move up to 11th in the Premier League.
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Arsenal beat Spurs despite Lamela rabona goal
14/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,840
Tottenham's Erik Lamela scores a stunning rabona goal but is later sent off as Arsenal come from behind to win a thrilling derby.
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Manager Wilder to leave Sheffield Utd
12/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,844
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is set to leave his role after almost five years in charge.
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Kane double puts Spurs in control
11/03/2021 | sport | football | 514
Harry Kane scores twice as Tottenham put one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals with a clinical win against Dinamo Zagreb.
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Liverpool 'cannot rely on the past'
04/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,824
Andy Robertson says Liverpool cannot "rely on the past" after Chelsea inflict a fifth successive home defeat on the champions for the first time.
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Referee lost control of game - Dunk
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,062
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk says the decision to disallow his goal in the defeat by West Brom is "embarrassing and horrendous".
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Can Alli help revive Spurs' season?
24/02/2021 | sport | football | 384
Boss Jose Mourinho says it is "amazing" to have Dele Alli back, so can the midfielder help revive Tottenham's form?
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West Ham up to fourth but 'yet to hit top gear'
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,143
West Ham move into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho.
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Rashford helps Man Utd back to second
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,669
Marcus Rashford plays a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second in the Premier League table.
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Liverpool defied expectation - Klopp
16/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,027
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side defied many people's expectations with their first-leg victory over RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League.
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West Ham beat Sheff Utd and move up to fifth
15/02/2021 | sport | football | 736
West Ham are level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea as Sheffield United's survival hopes suffer a setback.
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Man Utd will 'put up fight' in title race
14/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,728
Manchester United "have to put up a fight" and will not "give away" the Premier League title early, insists manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Liverpool title defence is over - Klopp
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,306
Liverpool's title defence is over, says manager Jurgen Klopp after his side's late capitulation at Leicester.
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A look at the best players out of contract this summer
10/02/2021 | sport | football | 631
With Europe's best players returning to action next week in the Champions League, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stellar names out of contract this summer.
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Is Moyes' reputation now fully restored?
09/02/2021 | sport | football | 826
David Moyes has West Ham flying, so is it time to acknowledge the Scot's reputation is now fully restored?
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'Champions Liverpool on a worrying slide'
07/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,066
Liverpool have won too much under Jurgen Klopp to be mired in talk of a crisis, but there is no escaping they are on a worrying slide, writes Phil McNulty.
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'Foden a huge talent but can improve'
07/02/2021 | sport | football | 249
Phil Foden is a "huge talent" but can "still improve", says Pep Guardiola after the midfielder's star showing in Manchester City's 4-1 win at Liverpool.
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'Clubs falling to pieces with injuries'
06/02/2021 | sport | football | 277
Steve Bruce says clubs "are falling to pieces" after three of his players suffer injuries in Newcastle's win over Saints
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Which Premier League club would suit Haaland best?
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 864
BBC Sport takes a detailed look at which Premier League club would benefit most from signing Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland.
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Chelsea beat disappointing Tottenham
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,889
Tottenham suffer their third consecutive Premier League defeat as they lose at home to Chelsea, who move up to sixth in the table.
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Coaching at Chelsea 'not difficult'
03/02/2021 | sport | football | 324
Jose Mourinho says it is "not difficult" to coach at former club Chelsea as his Tottenham side prepare to face the Blues on Thursday.
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Caution prevails on low-key deadline day
02/02/2021 | sport | football | 530
Just three permanent deals are completed by Premier League clubs on a quiet deadline day as spending in the whole transfer window is at its lowest level since 2012.
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Wolves beat nine-man Arsenal at Molineux
02/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,165
Arsenal have two players sent off as they throw away a lead and lose at Wolves - who win for the first time in nine Premier League games.
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Is Fernandes the best January signing?
29/01/2021 | sport | football | 972
It has been one year since Bruno Fernandes signed for Manchester United, BBC Sport assesses the impact the Portuguese has had since joining.
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Unpredictable Premier League title races
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 686
A number of teams will fancy winning a wide open Premier League this season. We have taken a look back at some other unpredictable years.
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Chelsea appoint Tuchel as manager
26/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,151
Thomas Tuchel is appointed Chelsea's new manager on an 18-month contract after the sacking of Frank Lampard.
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UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
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West Ham lead race to sign Lingard
26/01/2021 | sport | football | 561
West Ham are leading the race to sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United.
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Klopp hope for Liverpool turning point
23/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,060
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes the defeat by Burnley will prove a turning point for his side.
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Why Nuno is facing tough questions at Wolves
16/01/2021 | sport | football | 456
A lack of cover for injured striker Raul Jimenez and defensive problems have Nuno Esprito Santo facing questions at Wolves.
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Footballers hugging - players have their say
15/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,001
With the authorities looking to clamp down on footballer celebrations as part of the effort to combat Covid-19, three players discuss whether the new guidelines are realistic.
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Should footballers be hugging?
13/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,721
BBC Sport explores the debate around footballers' celebrations amid tighter coronavirus restrictions in the sport.
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Just how bad has Sheffield United's season been?
12/01/2021 | sport | football | 345
Without a win in the league so far in 2020-21, how bad has Sheffield United's season been?
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Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
11/01/2021 | news | world | 5,522
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.
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Man Utd to face Liverpool in FA Cup
11/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,610
Manchester United will host Premier League champions Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
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India secure memorable draw in third Test
11/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,021
India show incredible defiance to bat out the final day in a memorable draw with Australia in the third Test.
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Crawley crush Leeds in stunning FA Cup upset
10/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,445
Crawley Town produce one of the FA Cup third round's most emphatic upsets as they stun Premier League side Leeds United.
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Vinicius treble as Spurs end Marine's run
10/01/2021 | sport | football | 737
Non-League Marine produce a spirited performance against Tottenham but lose their historic FA Cup tie against opponents 160 places above them.
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Rams win would have been 'fairytale'
09/01/2021 | sport | football | 446
Derby County's stand-in boss Pat Lyons says his decimated side were unable to pull off a "fairytale" as they lose to non-league Chorley.
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Liverpool overcome inexperienced Villa
08/01/2021 | sport | football | 2,042
Liverpool reach the FA Cup fourth round with a 4-1 win over a Covid-affected Aston Villa - but they are made to work hard by a team that had no first-team experience.
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Has Mourinho rediscovered his mojo?
18/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,105
Two years to the day since his top-level managerial career seemed all but over as he left Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has his old spark back, writes BBC Sport's Simon Stone.
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Villa frustrated by Burnley in entertaining stalemate
17/12/2020 | sport | football | 519
Aston Villa are frustrated by Burnley in entertaining goalless stalemate at Villa Park.
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Draw can start Arsenal recovery - Arteta
16/12/2020 | sport | football | 701
Mikel Arteta hopes a battling draw against Southampton can be the start of Arsenal's recovery in the Premier League.
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Who was the best Bosman transfer?
15/12/2020 | sport | football | 576
From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Jay-Jay Okocha - who has been the best free transfer in the 25 years of the Bosman ruling?
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Wolves stun Chelsea with late winner
15/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,323
Frank Lampard says his Chelsea side may be suffering from fatigue after Wolves came from behind to beat the Blues.
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Man Utd face Sociedad in Europa League
14/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,097
Manchester United will face David Silva's La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League.
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Xhaka off as Burnley stun Arsenal
13/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,526
Granit Xhaka is sent off for violent conduct as a desperately poor Arsenal side are stunned at home by Premier League strugglers Burnley.
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Why have EFL strikers thrived in Premier League?
12/12/2020 | sport | football | 58
BBC Sport examines why some Championship players have made such a successful step up to the Premier League so far this season.
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Moyes says VAR making 'terrible decisions' after West Ham beat Leeds
11/12/2020 | sport | football | 897
West Ham come from behind to beat Leeds in a thrilling Premier League contest at Elland Road.
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Italy World Cup legend Rossi dies
10/12/2020 | sport | football | 707
Italy's 1982 World Cup hero Paolo Rossi, who finished top scorer at the tournament and got the opening goal in the final, has died aged 64.
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What unites Messi and Ronaldo?
07/12/2020 | sport | football | 393
As Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi prepare to face each other in the Champions League on Tuesday, Guillem Balague looks at the similarities between the two.
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Home nations find out World Cup qualifiers
07/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,036
England will face Poland while Wales meet Belgium as the qualifying draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is made.
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'We're entering our prime' - Kane
06/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,875
Harry Kane believes both he and Son Heung-min are entering the prime of their careers after their goals help Tottenham defeat Arsenal.
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We're worried about Blades run - Wilder
06/12/2020 | sport | football | 571
Chris Wilder says his Sheffield United team share their fans' worry as they remain bottom of the Premier League after defeat by Leicester City.
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How Hasenhuttl shook up Southampton
04/12/2020 | sport | football | 215
Ralph Hasenhuttl survived the Premier League's heaviest defeat and is now, quite literally, rewriting the rule book at Southampton.
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Is time running out for Zidane at Real?
03/12/2020 | sport | football | 169
Underperforming in La Liga and in danger of an early Champions League exit - is time running out for Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid?
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'Special night' as Arsenal win in front of fans
03/12/2020 | sport | football | 293
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the return of fans to Emirates Stadium as they outclassed Rapid Vienna made it a "very special night".
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Fans divided about stadium return
02/12/2020 | sport | football | 971
A BBC Sport poll suggests football fans are divided on whether they should be allowed to return to matches before a Covid-19 vaccine is available.
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Man Utd beaten at home by PSG
02/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,629
Manchester United's Champions League campaign is hanging in the balance as two goals from Neymar help Paris St-Germain win at Old Trafford.
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English football ready for return of fans
01/12/2020 | sport | football | 235
After being barred from most matches since March, some supporters in England will return to stadiums on Wednesday.
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Marine land Spurs in FA Cup third round
30/11/2020 | sport | football | 844
Northern Premier League side Marine will play Jose Mourinho's Premier League leaders Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup.
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Spurs a pony in a horse race - Mourinho
29/11/2020 | sport | football | 574
Tottenham Hotspur "are a pony" who are not in the title race, says boss Jose Mourinho as they go top of the Premier League table.
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'Ravenous' Cavani shows he still has hunger
29/11/2020 | sport | football | 541
Edinson Cavani's deadline-day arrival at Old Trafford was widely questioned, but against Southampton he showed why he was signed.
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Arteta 'not worried' about his future
29/11/2020 | sport | football | 1,098
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is not worried about his position despite a 2-1 defeat by Wolves condemning his side to their worst start to a season since 1981.
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Liverpool denied win by Gross penalty
28/11/2020 | sport | football | 3,530
Pascal Gross' injury-time penalty rescues a deserved draw for Brighton as Liverpool go top of the Premier League table.
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Joelinton finding his strength - Bruce
27/11/2020 | sport | football | 465
Callum Wilson and Joelinton score in the final two minutes as Newcastle United beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
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Klopp urges broadcasters to fix schedule
23/11/2020 | sport | football | 1,978
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says they might struggle to end the season with 11 players and warns "we are all done" unless broadcasters talk to each other about the football schedule.
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