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Goalkeeper scores spectacular injury-time equaliser in Belgium – video

Goalkeeper Kevin Frans salvaged a point for K.R.C. Gent in the fourth tier of Belgian football with an acrobatic goal in the final moments of their match against Olsa Brakel. Gent had gone into the second half trailing Brakel by two goals, but wer…

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Back to the start: Thierry Henry joins Monaco as head coach – video

Thierry Henry has been named as the new head coach at Monaco, the team where he made his professional debut in 1994. His first challenge will be to help them recover from a poor start to the season as they lie 18th in Ligue 1Thierry Henry appointed as …

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Rubin Kazan footballer scores astonishing backflip penalty – video

A Rubin Kazan footballer has scored an incredible penalty in Russia’s National Student League. Norik Avdalyan performed a backward somersault as he netted a penalty in Kazan’s 4-0 victory over against Cheboksary. This isn’t the first time the 22-y…

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Mourinho says ‘manhunt’ against him affecting Manchester United players – video

Manchester United manager José  Mourinho says speculation over his future had become a “manhunt” and that the atmosphere it has generated has been impacting the players.United fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Newcastle United 3-2 in the Premier…

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‘We should not need the police’ says Pep Guardiola – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called on Liverpool fans to avoid a repeat of last season’s attack on the team bus. City’s bus was severely damaged by fans as they arrived at Anfield for their Champions League semi-final. Guardiola asked: ‘Wh…

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Ross Barkley: If Sarri managed me sooner I’d be a better footballer – video

Ross Barkley has credited Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri with his improved form, saying the Italian’s football philosophy has given him the confidence to believe he can earn a recall to the England team.The midfielder has made six Premier …

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‘I’m not interested’: José Mourinho responds to Paul Scholes’ criticism – video

José Mourinho has refused to react to Paul Scholes’s comments after the former Manchester United player called the manager an ‘embarrassment to the club’.Manchester United drew 0-0 to Valencia in the Champions League at Old Trafford last night, making …

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‘Some players care more than others’: Mourinho on Manchester United’s poor form – video

José Mourinho believes some of Manchester United’s players ‘care more than others’ about their poor start to the season. United are in desperate need of a win against Valencia in Tuesday’s Champions League clash, given their draw against Wolv…

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Assistant referee injured by object thrown from stands during Livingston v Rangers – video

Police are appealing for information after an assistant referee was hit by an object thrown from the crowd during Livingston’s 1-0 defeat of Rangers. Calum Spence suffered a minor injury to the back of his head and was treated at the Tony Macaroni Aren…

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Manchester City score own goal from opposition half in Women’s Super League – video

Birmingham City took a surprise early lead in their Women’s Super League match with Manchester City when a back pass from Abbie McManus bounced over goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.But Manchester City fought back to win 3-2 as Birmingham dropped their first p…

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Jürgen Klopp praises Daniel Sturridge after Liverpool equaliser at Chelsea

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hailed the resurgent Daniel Sturridge and he insisted that Liverpool were deserving of the point they secured in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Eden Hazard had put Chelsea ahead midway through the first half, but a sup…

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‘Players are not machines,’ says Mauricio Pochettino – video

A double from Harry Kane saw Spurs beat Huddersfield 2-0 for their third straight win in all competitions. But manager Mauricio Pochettino remains frustrated by the pressure that his players are under – and the injuries he is having to manage – in…

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‘Players are not machines,’ says Mauricio Pochettino – video

A double from Harry Kane saw Spurs beat Huddersfield 2-0 for their third straight win in all competitions. But manager Mauricio Pochettino remains frustrated by the pressure that his players are under – and the injuries he is having to manage – in…

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Jürgen Klopp: Virgil van Dijk may not play for Liverpool v Chelsea – video

Jürgen Klopp casts doubts over the defender Virgil van Dijk’s fitness on Friday, before Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea. Klopp hopes to ‘do better’ against Maurizio Sarri’s side, after Liverpool lost against them in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday Virgil van…

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José Mourinho v Paul Pogba et al: the manager’s biggest player bust-ups – video

José Mourinho and Paul Pogba shared a tense training ground exchange the day after the Manchester United manager stripped the midfielder of the vice-captaincy. But this certainly isn’t the first time the Portuguese coach has been under the spotlight fo…

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Jürgen Klopp questions use of VAR after Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp questioned the use of VAR after losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Chelsea’s equaliser was sent for review, but referee Kevin Friend allowed the goal to stand despite it appearing to show some Chelsea play…

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Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis goes down ‘injured’ after pat on head – video

Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis found himself in the limelight on Sunday, having collapsed to the ground after a gentle pat on the head from Utrecht’s Willem Janssen. Feyenoord went on to win the match 1-0 in Rotterdam thanks to a late goal from Robin van …

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Sir Alex Ferguson gets standing ovation on his return to Old Trafford – video

Sir Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since he underwent emergency brain surgery in May. He received a huge ovation from supporters before the 1-1 draw with WolvesWolves frustrate Manchester United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s return …

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Jürgen Klopp adamant Mohamed Salah will rediscover goalscoring touch

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said he is not worried by Mohamed Salah’s early-season form in front of goal, saying the forward is in good shape despite only scoring twice thus far. Salah scored 44 times in his first season, but Klopp dispelled fea…

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Guardiola ‘so happy’ as Agüero extends Manchester City contract to 2021

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola could not hide his joy after the Argentina striker Sergio Agüero extended his contract at the club until 2021. The Premier League champions travel to Cardiff City on Saturday as they look to bounce back from their …