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Excelsior fans throw hundreds of soft toys to fans visiting from children’s hospital – video

A touching moment from the Eredivisie as Excelsior fans threw hundreds of cuddly toys on to fans visiting from a children’s hospital during the game at Feyenoord. The children, who were from Rotterdam’s Sophia Children’s Hospital, had been invited to w…

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Agüero is one of the best strikers in the world, says Guardiola – video

Manchester City’s comfortable 6-1 victory over Huddersfield was topped by a Sergio Agüero hat-trick, his ninth in the Premier League. Speaking after the match manager Pep Guardiola said that ‘without a doubt’ he is one of the best in the world Ser…

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Harry Kane to Mauricio Pochettino: ‘In the end I scored, gaffer’ – video

Mauricio Pochettino gives his verdict after Tottenham Hotspur beat Fulham 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday. Harry Kane scored in August after failing to find the net in 14 previous games in the opening month of the seasonHarry Kane breaks August goal drought…

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Kevin De Bruyne will be a big miss, says Pep Guardiola – video

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is expected to miss three months of football after suffering a knee injury in training. Manager Pep Guardiola said his absence will be a significant loss to his side. City host Huddersfield at home on Sunday Continue r…

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‘We need to improve’: Lopetegui on Real Madrid’s Super Cup defeat – video

Julen Lopetegui’s tenure as Real Madrid manager did not perhaps begin as he would have hoped after Atlético put four past his side to clinch the Uefa Super Cup. A Diego Costa double was enough to take the game to extra-time before Atléti settled the ti…

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‘We need to improve’: Lopetegui on Real Madrid’s Super Cup defeat – video

Julen Lopetegui’s tenure as Real Madrid manager did not perhaps begin as he would have hoped after Atlético put four past his side to clinch the Uefa Super Cup. A Diego Costa double was enough to take the game to extra-time before Atléti settled the ti…

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Kevin De Bruyne seen on crutches at Manchester City documentary premiere – video

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in training. The Belgian midfielder arrived at the premiere of Manchester City’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary with his knee heavily strapp…

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Kevin De Bruyne seen on crutches at Manchester City documentary premiere – video

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury in training. The Belgian midfielder arrived at the premiere of Manchester City’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary with his knee heavily strapp…

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Sergio Ramos fires back at Jürgen Klopp in Champions League war of words – video

Sergio Ramos has taken a swipe at Jürgen Klopp as the war of words between the Real Madrid captain and Liverpool manager continues.Klopp was unhappy with Ramos after Real’s Champions League final win because of a challenge on Mohamed Salah that ended t…

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Jürgen Klopp: Liverpool cannot be anything but the challenger – video

Jürgen Klopp was pleased with Liverpool’s convincing start to the season, but has warned there will be much tougher tests ahead. Liverpool underlined their Premier League title credentials with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat of West Ham at Anfiel…

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Andrés Iniesta opens J-League account in style – video

Andrés Iniesta scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe in a 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata. The Spaniard, who moved to Japan from Barcelona in May, combined immaculate ball control and enviable composure before rounding the goalkeeper to score Continue re…

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‘Pogba was a monster’: José Mourinho praises United’s performance – video

José Mourinho’s usual low-spirited and glum demeanour was less apparent after his side started off their campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Mourinho praised the performance of Luke Shaw, a player he has not been particularly fond of in the pa…

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Cliftonville’s Billie Simpson scores stunning volley from inside own half – video

A women’s football match in Northern Ireland was topped with an incredible first-time volley straight from a goal kick. Cliftonville Ladies defender and Northern Ireland international Billie Simpson scored from inside her own half during the 2-2 draw w…

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‘We are still Rocky Balboa’: Jürgen Klopp on Liverpool’s fight for the title – video

Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are well fancied to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City for the Premier League title this season but, speaking before their opening fixture against West Ham, the manager said that ‘we are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Dra…

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As if by magic … Santi Cazorla unveiled at Villarreal by a magician – video

The former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been unveiled to Villarreal fans at the Estadio de la Cerámica. However, this was not your traditional ceremony with a few waves and a couple of keepy-ups. The Spaniard was revealed by a magician, appeari…

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Kepa and Hazard speculation – video

Chelsea’s heach coach, Maurizio Sarri, has praised Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga as the club closes in on a deal for the Spain goalkeeper for a world record £71.6m. With the Blues’ current keeper Thibaut Courtois absent from training on Monday an…

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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Kepa and Hazard speculation – video

Chelsea’s heach coach, Maurizio Sarri, has praised Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga as the club closes in on a deal for the Spain goalkeeper for a world record £71.6m. With the Blues’ current keeper Thibaut Courtois absent from training on Monday an…

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Premier League 2018-19 fans’ previews, part 2: Leicester to Wolves

Fans have their say on key players, weak leaks and summer spending – and make their predictions for the season ahead The same as I expected last year. Leicester are an ambitious club, and while our brief period of domestic and continental domination ca…

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Premier League 2018-19 fans’ previews, part 1: Arsenal to Huddersfield

Fans have their say on key players, weak leaks and summer spending – and make their predictions for the season ahead Gooner excitement levels are at fever pitch. Optimism abounds, since at the very least we know we’re in for a fascinating ride. Even if…

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Football transfer rumours: Yerry Mina to seal Manchester United move?

This morning’s fluff is trapped between the toesIf José Mourinho has a smile on his face today, it will not be because the Manchester United manager is delighted to see Anthony Martial back at training. Nor will it be because the thought of playing for…