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Brighton edge towards safety with draw
12/04/2021 | sport | football | 374
Brighton edge a point closer to Premier League safety with a goalless draw against Everton at Amex Stadium.
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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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'West Ham mixing it with top teams'
05/04/2021 | sport | football | 939
Jesse Lingard scores a brilliant solo goal before West Ham hold off a Wolves fightback to secure a victory that moves them into the Premier League top four.
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Batshuayi leveller denies Everton win
05/04/2021 | sport | football | 652
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side remain in the fight for European qualification after drawing against Crystal Palace.
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Mourinho blames players for dropped points
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 960
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he is the same coach as always, and his players are to blame for his side dropping 15 points from winning positions this season.
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Carabao Cup final to have 8,000 fans
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,152
The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it is confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds.
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Late Willock goal earns Newcastle point
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,032
Newcastle earned a vital point in their fight for Premier League survival thanks to a late equaliser against Tottenham from on-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock at St James' Park.
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Greenwood seals comeback win for Man Utd
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,524
Mason Greenwood scores just his second Premier League goal of the season as Manchester United come from behind to beat Brighton at Old Trafford.
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Baggies thump five past 10-man Chelsea
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,391
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson score twice as struggling West Brom overwhelm 10-man Chelsea and end the 14-match unbeaten start to Thomas Tuchel's tenure.
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Man City four wins from title after victory at Leicester
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,896
Runaway leaders Manchester City move to within four wins of the Premier League title after two second-half goals see off third-placed Leicester.
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Liverpool cruise to victory at Arsenal
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,608
Liverpool thrust themselves firmly back into the battle for a place in the Premier League's top four as they outclass abject Arsenal 3-0.
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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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England U21s out of Euro Championship
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 631
England concede a late goal and fail to advance to the quarter-finals of the Euro Under-21 Championship.
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Maguire scores late England winner
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,889
Harry Maguire scores a late winner for England in their World Cup qualifier against Poland.
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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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Aguero set to leave Man City
29/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,667
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
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FA Cup semi-final to have spectators
29/03/2021 | sport | other | 407
One of next month's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley will be among the pilot events to trial the return of crowds to UK venues.
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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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Spurs beat Villa to keep top-four hopes alive
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,013
Tottenham respond to their shock Europa League exit with victory over Aston Villa to keep their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish alive.
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This game will give me nightmares - Arteta
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 901
Mikel Arteta says his side's performance will "give me nightmares" after Arsenal come from 3-0 down to draw at West Ham.
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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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Newcastle 'need to save our season' after defeat at Brighton
20/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,030
Brighton ease their relegation concerns at the expense of fellow strugglers Newcastle as Graham Potter's side move six points clear of the Premier League's bottom three.
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Late goals take Man City through to semi-finals
20/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,267
Late goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne keep Manchester City on course for a quadruple with an FA Cup quarter-final win at Everton.
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Liverpool face Real in Champions League
19/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,964
Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will play Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea will face Porto.
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Lingard, Shaw & Stones return for England
18/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,055
England boss Gareth Southgate recalls Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and John Stones to his squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this month.
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Sorry Spurs stunned by Dinamo Zagreb
18/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,736
Tottenham let slip a two-goal first-leg lead as they are knocked out of the Europa League by Mislav Orsic's hat-trick for Dinamo Zagreb.
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Chelsea beat Atletico to reach Champions League last eight
17/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,041
Chelsea move into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years with a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid.
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Jota scores Liverpool winner on Wolves return
15/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,319
Diogo Jota rekindles Liverpool's Premier League top-four hopes with the winning goal on his return to Molineux in a game that ends with a worrying head injury to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
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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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Late AC Milan equaliser denies Man Utd win
11/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,198
AC Milan score a late equaliser to cancel out Amad Diallo's first Manchester United goal in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.
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Fabinho is 'one of best at number six'
10/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,815
Fabinho is "one of the best in the world at number six", says Jurgen Klopp after the Brazil midfielder helps Liverpool beat RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
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Haaland fires Dortmund into quarter-finals
09/03/2021 | sport | football | 449
Erling Braut Haaland scores his 19th and 20th goals in 14 Champions League appearances as Borussia Dortmund secure their quarter-final place with a 5-4 aggregate win over Sevilla.
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Man Utd 'not thinking' about title
07/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,696
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are not thinking about overhauling Premier League leaders Manchester City despite victory at Etihad Stadium.
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Fulham win as Liverpool lose sixth straight home game
07/03/2021 | sport | football | 3,639
Liverpool's incredible slide continues with a sixth successive Premier League home defeat as Fulham earn a crucial win over the reigning champions.
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'Fallen champions making mockery of title defence'
04/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,857
Brilliant Chelsea can be confident of a top-four finish but the same cannot be said of floundering Liverpool, writes Phil McNulty.
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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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We need to find our spark - Solskjaer
03/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,483
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need to find their "spark" again after they were held to a third goalless draw in a row by Crystal Palace.
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Iheanacho rescues Leicester at Burnley
03/03/2021 | sport | football | 242
Kelechi Iheanacho steps up superbly in the absence of a number of injured team-mates to earn Leicester a potentially important draw at Burnley.
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World Cup 2030 bid backed by government
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 875
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
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'Remarkable Man City came through hell'
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 3,188
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City have "come through hell to do something incredible" by extending their winning run to 21 games with victory against Wolves.
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Ancelotti wants Everton to 'touch' top four
01/03/2021 | sport | football | 884
Richarlison continues his good form as Everton keep their European ambitions on track with victory over out-of-form Southampton.
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Reds still in 'exciting places' after win
28/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,789
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are still in "exciting places" after beating Sheffield United to end a run of four successive Premier League defeats.
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Chelsea held by Man Utd in dour draw
28/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,873
Chelsea and Manchester United boost their top four hopes with a goalless draw as VAR continues to make headlines.
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Brighton suffer bizarre defeat at West Brom
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 621
Brighton are beaten 1-0 at West Brom after having a goal controversially disallowed and missing two penalties in a remarkable game.
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Henderson ruled out for up to 10 weeks
26/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,372
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is ruled out for up to 10 weeks as a result of the groin injury he suffered against Everton.
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Poor Leicester shocked by Slavia Prague
25/02/2021 | sport | football | 410
Leicester are dumped out of the Europa League in a shock home defeat by Slavia Prague.
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10,000 fans could return to stadiums by May
23/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,125
Up to 10,000 fans could be back in stadiums by mid-May as part of the government's plans to move England out of lockdown.
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Guardiola surprised by Man City winning run
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,701
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is surprised by his side's imperious form "when everyone is suffering in this world" as they make it 18 wins in a row with victory at Arsenal.
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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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Everton earn first Anfield win since 1999
20/02/2021 | sport | football | 5,167
Everton secure a first Premier League win at Anfield in 22 years as goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson deal a blow to Liverpool's top four hopes.
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We're out to correct mistakes, says Solskjaer
18/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,666
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side are out to correct last season's Europa League mistakes after they thrash Real Sociedad 4-0 in Turin.
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Man City beat Everton to open up 10-point lead
17/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,831
Manchester City open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with victory at Everton.
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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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